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dissemble

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Definition hide or disguise the truth without outright lying
  • After the primaries, she will dissemble her past statements to appear more moderate in her beliefs.
dissemble = be deceptive about
  • She's doing what she can to change the subject and dissemble.
  • dissemble = disguise the truth
  • So help me God, as I dissemble not!
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  •   There's no trust,
      No faith, no honesty in men; all perjur'd,
      All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • dissemblers = deceivers
  • To dissemble your feelings, to control your face, to do what everyone else was doing, was an instinctive reaction.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • dissemble = hide the truth of
  • He is bending to kneel again when his niece, Abigail Williams, seventeen, enters—a strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • dissembling = hiding or disguising the truth
  • Monks cast a look of hate, which, even then, he could not dissemble, at the astonished boy, and sat down near the door.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • dissemble = hide or disguise
  • He was a dissembling prince, but one who understood far better how to hide his troubles than his joys.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • dissembling = hiding or disguising the truth
  • Well, I'll put it on, and I will dissemble myself in it;
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • dissemble = disguise
  • Dissembling villain, thou speak'st false in both.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • dissembling = hiding or disguising the truth
  • O, hardness to dissemble!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • dissemble = hide or disguise the truth
  • Think you my uncle did dissemble, grandam?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • dissemble = hide or disguise the truth
  • Catherine answered, dissembling for the first time in her life.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • dissembling = lying
  • You dissembling knight!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • dissembling = lying
  • You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to dissemble; my attentions have been too marked to be mistaken.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • dissemble = hide or disguise the truth
  • When Mr Lenville in a sudden burst of passion called the emperor a miscreant, and then biting his glove, said, 'But I must dissemble,' instead of looking gloomily at the boards and so waiting for his cue, as is proper in such cases, he kept his eye fixed upon the London manager.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • dissemble = hide or disguise the truth
  • It must have been a self-preserving instinct which had made us keep the thing to ourselves, for we'd no active feeling of danger — I had so little, in fact, that when Uncle Axel found me sitting behind a rick chatting apparently to myself, I made very little effort to dissemble.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • dissemble = hide or disguise the truth without outright lying
  • She still hated the Yankees with as fierce a hate as on the day when they tried to burn Tara, but she could dissemble that hate.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • dissemble = hide or disguise the truth of
  • "In—in the Bowery; at a confectioner's," said Mrs. Penniman, who had a general idea that she ought to dissemble a little.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • dissemble = hide or disguise the truth
  • Sometimes Scarlett found it hard to dissemble her feelings, for she still thought Aunt Pitty the silliest of old ladies and her vagueness and vaporings irritated her unendurably.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
dissemble = hide or disguise the truth of

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