toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition to fool someone; or the person fooled — especially if tricked into doing something
  • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
  • She is innocent. She was duped like the rest of us.
  • Their propaganda machine duped the press again.
  • perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • An unprincipled adventurer—a dishonourable character—a man who preys upon society, and makes easily-deceived people his dupes,
    Charles Dickens  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • And he set up the drug deal, duping me to think it's a step up when it was only a step into his trap.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • duping = fooling
  • A retinue of small boys passed, a few defiant stragglers, a light truck carried the dupes of accident and defeat.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The first fish had been duped by the ghost images that the jamming had duplicated on the torpedo sonar frequency.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • EVERYBODY WHO loved me wanted me to be innocent—tricked, duped, all unawares.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Hecould not be accused of being a dupe of the government or of having gone soft.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She told me she couldn't stand the thought of Marcus duping more people into following him, and I didn't argue with her.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • In the toils as I am—dupe that I have been—yet there is one thing my due: who told you all you know about me?
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • 'I hope,' said Arthur, 'that he and his dupes may be a warning to people not to have so much done with them again.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Just by sitting here he is rendered absurd, an ignorant pawn, a dupe.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • About the thought that he'd been duped?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • But what, my mind went on, if they're as willing to be duped by the Brotherhood as by Rinehart?
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Not only did she dupe me into believing she still loved me, she actually forced me to implicate myself.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • "I call this 'duping delight,' the thrill you get from fooling other people."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "At some point the 'rescued' will figure out they've been duped, or the survivors on the outside will.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • He wondered for an instant if any of his own victims had likewise reversed the dupe on him.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®