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  • It’s not clear if she is guilty of moral hypocrisy or moral weakness.
  • Hypocrisy is a standard feature of party politics with the majority regularly taking steps they claimed were wrong when the other party had the majority.
  • I would rather see hypocrisy due to weakness than abdication of moral standards.
  • ...spouting my opinions on rich football players and hypocritical college sports programs.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • By next morning Grandpa had found a way to thumb his nose at the whole dang town, so pious and hypocritical:
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • You seem to me to have absolutely no conscience—only hypocrisy; and you can’t see the difference...
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • She could not let him add hypocrisy to it: "Atticus, if you believe all that, then why don’t you do right?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "Mandatory community service" seemed like hypocrisy, but Benedetti cared more about attendance lists than philosophy.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • And being witness to the honesty and openness of the newbies, of this young man with his wild hair, made her feel hypocritical.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Wolves are also strict monogamists, and although I do not necessarily consider this an admirable trait, it does make the reputation for unbridled promiscuity which we have bestowed on the wolf somewhat hypocritical.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • And both sides of the river were, ultimately, hypocritical.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It wouldn’t help to try to defend Miss Edmunds against their unjust and hypocritical attacks.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • It just seems hypocritical to me:’ Maynard grinned.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "A bit hypocritical, don’t you think?"
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Unlike most women I have known, she placed no value on shallow pretensions or hypocritical displays of gentility.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • You are now dealing in the cheapest kind of New York-liberal, hypocritical horseshit!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • When their friends arrived at our house to play, I scanned their faces for signs of hypocrisy.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I wasn’t so sure she was wrong, but the witch’s hypocrisy was getting on my nerves.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • It is hypocritical, and distasteful.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Of course all that was the sheerest hypocrisy!
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Isn’t that a bit hypocritical, brother?
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It seems hypocritical, perverse.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • It is another trait we inherited from them, and it has helped to discipline us as well as to breed hypocrisy among us.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • God, how you make me sick, all you hypocritical sentimentalists!
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • What can thy silence do for him, except it tempt him—yea, compel him, as it were—to add hypocrisy to sin?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • She is a selfish, hypocritical woman, and I have no opinion of her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He was such a brute, that cook, illtempered and hypocritical.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It was just that his tolerance of his own hypocrisy was wearing thin.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • It is hypocrisy against the devil: They that mean virtuously and yet do so, The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt heaven.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • We were firmly joined in the hypocrisy to play out the scene.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • To do otherwise, to begin joking, would have been a hypocritical denial of what had happened, and Phineas was not capable of that.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • I place no confidence in their hypocritical faces.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He brooded at length over what he perceived to be his father’s moral shortcomings, the hypocrisy of his parents’ lifestyle, the tyranny of their conditional love.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There he sat, his very indifference speaking a nature in which there lurked no civilized hypocrisies and bland deceits.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "He does his work very well," put in Henry, with hypocritical generosity.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "Iam?You hypocritical swine! " There was nothing but silence and blackness behind us now.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Simply to crow at the man, expose his hypocrisy?
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Even Da Vinci’s enormous output of breathtaking Christian art only furthered the artist’s reputation for spiritual hypocrisy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Yeah, no hypocrisy there, Leah, I thought back.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • He felt a sudden loathing: not because the words were hypocrisy, but because they were true; Philip meant them.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But I can see that a little hypocrisy gets me a lot further than myoid method of saying exactly what I think (even though no one ever asks my opinion or cares one way or another).
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • ’With that I shut the window and returned to my place by the fire; having too small a stock of hypocrisy at my command to pretend any anxiety for the danger that menaced him.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • These are hypocrisies which have taken fright, and are in haste to make protest and to put themselves under shelter.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I still stood absolutely dumfoundered at what appeared to me her miraculous self-possession and most inscrutable hypocrisy, when the cook entered.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • What has it been but a system of hypocrisy and deceit,—espionage, and treachery?
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Jurgis, who knew nothing about the agelong and everlasting hypocrisy of woman, would take the bait and grin with delight; and then he would hold his finger in front of little Antanas’ eyes, and move it this way and that, and laugh with glee to see the baby follow it.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
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