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Definition deception (lying to or misleading others) — usually over an extended period
  • I trust her. Duplicity isn't in her nature or her tool kit.
duplicity = deception
  • I was stunned by her duplicity. I really thought she loved me.
  • duplicity = deception
  • I was ashamed of my duplicity.
  • duplicity = deception
  • Caleb narrows his eyes at me, the way he does when he suspects someone of duplicity.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • duplicity = deception
  • He arose, and told his tale without duplicity or reservation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • She suddenly felt ashamed of her duplicity,
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • duplicity = deceit
  • 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
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • I stand, frozen by how duplicitous my life has become.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • duplicitous = deceptive
  • The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • The manoeuvres of selfishness and duplicity must ever be revolting, but I have heard nothing which really surprises me.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • duplicity = deception
  • 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
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • 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
  • duplicity = deception
  • 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
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • 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
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • The Twins dislike us-we should be on our guard for any duplicities they might attempt.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • duplicities = deceptions
  • "Such duplicity is terrible," said M. Bouc.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • My father seemed to his visitor to be beside himself at the duplicity of Christopher Columbus.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • And you didn't learn of her duplicity until after her death.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • Do you dare, by your duplicity, To taint both his virtue and purity?
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • duplicity = deception — such as lying
  • We detest with horror the duplicity and villainy of...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
duplicity = deception — such as lying

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