However, like all dangerous deceptions, the lies that clappers tell themselves wear seductive disguises.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
Not to know after all these years that deception can hide in plain sight?
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
Pictures can be pretty deceptive.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
Unfortunately for you, I no longer find your deceptions interesting.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
There has been no deception, only the withholding of a few facts.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Till Lionel Wendt accidentally told his father of the deception.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
It was deceptive, the sunshine—it promised more than it could actually deliver.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
In the Labyrinth, time was deceptive.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
I assume you realize her deceptions were another aspect of the testing?
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
Suppose he robbed you through deception.
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
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No one was hurt by her little deception.
Ellen Raskin -- The Westing Game
The principal, unable to prove the deception, but certain that it had happened, finally let me go.
Holly Goldberg Sloan -- Counting by 7s
If he were leading someone to his death he would employ deception.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
But the bright opening paragraphs were deceptive; the articles weren’t exactly shop-time, afternoon reading.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
On that Saturday, Indian summer had descended over the eastern seaboard, bringing shirt-sleeve weather, flies, a renascence of Good Humor men, and to most people that absurdly deceptive feeling that the onset of winter is a wicked illusion.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
But there was nothing I could see, which may only have meant they were good at deception, as good as I was.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
I am used to seeing through masks and deceptions.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
Stephano looked back at all these people silently, his face fluttering as he tried to decide whether to come clean, a phrase which here means "admit that he’s really Count Olaf and up to no good," or perpetuate his deception, a phrase which here means "lie, lie, lie."
Lemony Snicket -- The Reptile Room
I opened my mouth to reply, and found that the smooth delicacy of the taste was deceptive; the wine was strong enough to cause a mild paralysis of the vocal cords.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
But when you looked him in the eye you realized that his frailty was deceptive.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Together with my brother, Prince Tiberias the Seventh, of House Calore and House Jacos, you are accused of many violent and deplorable offenses against the crown, including deception, treason, terrorism, and murder.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
All the evidence — the hair, the jacket, the champagne had been an incredible deception.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
Surely that counts as deception.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
Mom used to say that politeness is deception in pretty packaging.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
His life was devoted to planning and perpetrating the grossest deceptions.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Then there’s Peeta, who will be my partner in this deception, but how do I begin that conversation?
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
Let’s not have any deception here!
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
Absolutely no deception.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
Then I consented to a deception.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
People said that Gail Wynand’s greatest deception, among many, was his appearance.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
The Germans find the documents; the deception wins the war.
Tim O’Brien -- The Things They Carried
In the dream his deepest feeling was always one of self-deception, because he did in fact know what was behind the wall of darkness.
George Orwell -- 1984
It was a calm that made Clary think of the deceptive hard sheen of ice just before it cracked under your weight.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
But the deception could not be kept up forever.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Luma gave her players their positions— Josiah, the tall, slightly bowlegged Liberian with deceptive speed at left forward; Jeremiah Ziaty on the right.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
Is it possible, child, that the spirits you have seen are illusion only, some deception that may cross your mind when—
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
As for people seeing through his deceptions, they’ll believe whatever he wants them to.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
I hadn’t told Kim, either, so it wasn’t like Adam was getting special deception treatment.
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
And with the deception, all hope had vanished.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
Lies were told and then exposed, begetting more lies to explain away the initial deceptions.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
Cunning and deception become necessary, inevitable habits.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Ever and anon a bright, but, alas, deceptive idea would dart you through.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Certainly the distances had now all become hazy and deceptive, but there could be no doubt that the Downs were coming to an end.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
So thought Pierre, and the whole of this general deception which everyone accepts, accustomed as he was to it, astonished him each time as if it were something new.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
It just goes to show you how white folks can be deceived by their own deception.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
You may be blood of the pharaohs, but Isis is a deceptive, power-hungry—
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
Yet perchance to-morrow deception will so act on me, that I shall, on compulsion, consider such a contemptible possession as the utmost happiness.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Better move, he thought, and struck out for the hills, which, deceptive as the sound of the creek, were much farther away than they seemed.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
Their powers of deception …. almost any male hero would’ve fallen under their spell and been devoured.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
It was my new husband and his men who killed my brother, though they couldn’t have done it without my deception.