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I trust her. Duplicity isn’t in her nature or her tool kit.
  deception — usually over an extended period
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duplicity duplicitous duplicities
Strongly Associated with:   dupe
Often a euphemism (more gentle way of saying) that one lied and/or pretended something to gain advantage
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  • I trust her. Duplicity isn’t in her nature or her tool kit.
  • I was stunned by her duplicity. I really thought she loved me.
  • I was ashamed of my duplicity.
  • Caleb narrows his eyes at me, the way he does when he suspects someone of duplicity.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • He arose, and told his tale without duplicity or reservation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • She suddenly felt ashamed of her duplicity,
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Her duplicity hurts me more than all; till the very last, if I reasoned with her, she declared herself as much attached to me as ever, and laughed at my fears.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • I stand, frozen by how duplicitous my life has become.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • when I reached years of reflection, and began to look round me and take stock of my progress and position in the world, I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • But mostly, I’m hoping that it will be my mother’s voice I hear next, laughing at my duplicity, forgiving me for everything, even this bit of trickery.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty

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  • The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • If I were not afraid of judging harshly, I should be almost tempted to say that there is a strong appearance of duplicity in all this.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The manoeuvres of selfishness and duplicity must ever be revolting, but I have heard nothing which really surprises me.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • The Twins dislike us-we should be on our guard for any duplicities they might attempt.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "Such duplicity is terrible," said M. Bouc.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • In order to free his mind from this indistinctness and duplicity of impression, which vexed it with a strange disquietude, he recalled and more thoroughly defined the plans which Hester and himself had sketched for their departure.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I had by this time taken such a horror of his cruelty, duplicity, and power that I could scarce conceal a shudder when he laid his hand upon my arm.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • We detest with horror the duplicity and villainy of...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Crookedness and duplicity, it is clear!
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • asked Harry, who wanted every detail of Snape’s duplicity and infamy, feverishly collecting more reasons to hate him, to swear vengeance.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The bank had continued to take in money for a whole day after its failure was inevitable; and as many of its clients belonged to one or another of the ruling clans, Beaufort’s duplicity seemed doubly cynical.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • It is possible this is a case of hindsight colouring my memory, but I have a distinct feeling that it was at that moment I first sensed something odd, something duplicitous perhaps, about this apparently charming American gentleman.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • I had never cared for her and now I liked her even less for her duplicity, but she did exactly as she was told.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Moody engaged Hormoz in a discussion of one of his favorite subjects the duplicity of the American government.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Whatever Conklin’s faults and duplicities, few men in the intelligence community had the insights and the sources he had developed over a lifetime of commitment.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And you didn’t learn of her duplicity until after her death.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Do you dare, by your duplicity, To taint both his virtue and purity?
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • My father seemed to his visitor to be beside himself at the duplicity of Christopher Columbus.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • There is a big flurry of publicity-obvious PR plants-after the Nipponese tried to use their old-boy network to shut him out of the telecommunications market there, and he took it to the American public, spending $10 million of his own money on a campaign to convince Americans that the Nipponese were duplicitous schemers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Tom awoke with duplicitous images running circles in his head.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • It was true her aunt’s complaint had been not so much of Madame Merle’s activity as of her duplicity: she had brought about the strange event and then she had denied her guilt.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • It is a harmless enough duplicity, even a necessary one.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I regret the duplicity, but we knew that you have been conditioned to cling to the faction system like it is your own mother, and that we would have to help ease you into this new era.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • "So I thought if I stopped being so, you know, wounded, we could take a shot at just being friends," he says. ... His offer does make me feel better. Less duplicitous somehow.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Her expression of duplicity was balanced by the fatuous confidence with which the Unicorn regarded her.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • That was a feeble evasion, but Godfrey was not fond of lying, and, not being sufficiently aware that no sort of duplicity can long flourish without the help of vocal falsehoods, he was quite unprepared with invented motives.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • I was so mad at Dexter for showing me the picture, and as I drove I wondered why I’d never seen this duplicitous, petty, evil side of him.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • As they went up the hill he kept glancing at her sidewise, to see whether she got his point, or how she received it. I noticed later that he always looked at people sidewise ... This trick did not suggest duplicity or secretiveness, but merely long habit,
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • The whole affair was a masterpiece of duplicity aimed at overwhelming them, and it began to succeed.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I see nothing quite conclusive in the art of temporal government, but violence, duplicity and frequent malversation.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • Felicity offers me a naughty smile for my duplicity but there is something so very straightforward about Lily Trimble, I find it impossible to lie to her.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • ...all that had been born of her wild experience inflamed her to play the game, to match Kells’s villainy with a woman’s unfathomable duplicity.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Fay looked thoughtful and appeared to be debating the duplicity of men or searching for a supreme test to prove this cavalier.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • So I was now officially duplicitous.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The exchange rate is a farce, the price of carrots indefensible, duplicity lives everywhere.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I hold Jon against him like an ace: if he can be duplicitous, then so can I. But he does not talk about Susie any more.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Quite apart from my chronic duplicity with Mrs. Barbour—constant late nights at the library, a nonexistent history project—it would be embarrassing to admit to Hobie that I’d claimed Mr. Blackwell’s ring was a family heirloom.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "Frankly and loyally," repeated Milady, with an unspeakable expression of duplicity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I was a precocious actress in her eyes; she sincerely looked on me as a compound of virulent passions, mean spirit, and dangerous duplicity.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Now he saw that she understood entirely too well and he felt the usual masculine indignation at the duplicity of women.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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Associated words [difficulty]:   duplicity [5] , dupe [3]
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