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  • Moody engaged Hormoz in a discussion of one of his favorite subjects the duplicity of the American government.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • The whole affair was a masterpiece of duplicity aimed at overwhelming them, and it began to succeed.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicitous = deceptive (lying to or misleading others)
  • I had never cared for her and now I liked her even less for her duplicity, but she did exactly as she was told.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • Tom awoke with duplicitous images running circles in his head.   (source)
    duplicitous = deceptive
  • And you didn't learn of her duplicity until after her death.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicities = deceptions
  • The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • We detest with horror the duplicity and villainy of...   (source)
  • "Such duplicity is terrible," said M. Bouc.   (source)
  • Her expression of duplicity was balanced by the fatuous confidence with which the Unicorn regarded her.   (source)
  • I see nothing quite conclusive in the art of temporal government, but violence, duplicity and frequent malversation.   (source)
  • 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,   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • Fay looked thoughtful and appeared to be debating the duplicity of men or searching for a supreme test to prove this cavalier.   (source)
    duplicity = deception
  • My father seemed to his visitor to be beside himself at the duplicity of Christopher Columbus.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • 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.   (source)
  • She suddenly felt ashamed of her duplicity,   (source)
    duplicity = deceit
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • He arose, and told his tale without duplicity or reservation.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicity = deception
  • Crookedness and duplicity, it is clear!   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • Laura had such a direct gaze, such blankly open eyes, such a pure, rounded forehead, that few ever suspected her of duplicity.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, it was easy to see how, over the years, Pete's reponses to Daddy had been more honest than Ty's, destructive but at least not duplicitous, impolitic but passionate, angry but never self-serving, and almost noble in the last four years, after Rose's revelations about what Daddy had done to her.†   (source)
  • The exchange rate is a farce, the price of carrots indefensible, duplicity lives everywhere.†   (source)
  • So I was now officially duplicitous.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When he looked past the immediate delays and Ulrich's duplicity, he saw progress.†   (source)
  • She was frank with him: the duplicity of the nuns had provoked in her a certain resistance to rituals, but her faith was intact, and she had learned to maintain it in silence.†   (source)
  • Jefferson's aide, William Short, came on errands from Paris, and the duplicitous Dr. Edward Bancroft showed up, affable as always.†   (source)
  • He followed the Janus image down to a blazing channel of doubles, pairs, linkages and duplicities to—Reich?†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- usually in a sustained manner
  • ...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.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • The manoeuvres of selfishness and duplicity must ever be revolting, but I have heard nothing which really surprises me.   (source)
    duplicity = deception
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicity = deception
  • 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.   (source)
    duplicity = deception -- such as lying
  • Those who blamed duplicity created Candor.†   (source)
  • Because here, unlike in Farthen Dur, we cannot examine everyone's minds for duplicity.†   (source)
  • It's frequently used to obscure duplicity, as well as to disarm an adversary.†   (source)
  • Any delay would be a sign of further duplicity.†   (source)
  • Her husband had an aversion to the air of the Andes that he concealed with a variety of excuses: the dangers to the heart of the altitude, the risks of pneumonia, the duplicity of the people, the injustices of centralism.†   (source)
  • But after her quarrel with her daughter, embittered by the insults to her father, by her rancor toward her dead husband, by her anger at the hypocritical duplicities of Lucrecia del Real, whom she had considered her best friend for so many years, she felt herself superfluous in her own house.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The fact that we were trailing their sub and were ready to destroy it at any time gives them the evidence of our duplicity that they'll be looking for.†   (source)
  • Because until now, Surda was of negligible interest to him, and because the Varden have dwelled in Farthen Dur for decades, where they were able to examine every newcomer's mind for duplicity, which they can't do in Surda since its border and population are so large.†   (source)
  • Though Wolcott had been quite as duplicitous and disloyal to Adams as either McHenry or Pickering, he somehow succeeded in winning Adams's trust and would continue as Secretary of the Treasury.†   (source)
  • He would feign outrage and tell us bluntly that if we pursue such despicable fantasies in an attempt to discredit him, he'll void the China Accords, claiming duplicity, and move Hong Kong into Peking's economic orbit immediately.†   (source)
  • Now he saw that she understood entirely too well and he felt the usual masculine indignation at the duplicity of women.†   (source)
  • Had Scarlett been possessed of such an anger, she would have been stamping both feet and roaring like Gerald in his finest days, calling on God to witness the accursed duplicity and knavishness of mankind and uttering blood-curdling threats of retaliation.†   (source)
  • I admit that I told you of Lebedeff's duplicity, on purpose.†   (source)
  • Mercy, how he turned at the man's shameless duplicity.†   (source)
  • "Frankly and loyally," repeated Milady, with an unspeakable expression of duplicity.†   (source)
  • "—and Ralph's face lighted with the relief of his cousin's not having shown duplicity.†   (source)
  • But she was never that for very long; after a few days the shining, crafty eyes lost their brightness and their duplicity, that picture of an execrable Odette saying to Forcheville: "Look at him storming!" began to grow pale and to dissolve.†   (source)
  • Kells wanted it so, and Joan thought best for the time being not to take advantage of Bate Wood's duplicity.†   (source)
  • In the course of their cohabitation, in Odette's mind, with the memory of those of her actions which she concealed from Swann, her other, her innocuous actions were gradually coloured, infected by these, without her being able to detect anything strange in them, without their causing any explosion in the particular region of herself in which she made them live, but when she related them to Swann, he was overwhelmed by the revelation of the duplicity to which they pointed.†   (source)
  • The women who owed much to Jane Withersteen changed not in love for her, nor in devotion to their household work, but they poisoned both by a thousand acts of stealth and cunning and duplicity.†   (source)
  • He had gone to his father and told him one vexatious affair, and he had left another untold: in such cases the complete revelation always produces the impression of a previous duplicity.†   (source)
  • 'In the main,' said Nicholas, 'there may be no great difference of opinion between you and me, so far; but you will understand, that I desire to confront him, to justify myself, and to cast his duplicity and malice in his throat.'†   (source)
  • He remembered that Isabel, in separating from him in Winchester Square, had repudiated his suggestion that her motive in doing so was the expectation of a visitor at Pratt's Hotel, and it was a new pang to him to have to suspect her of duplicity.†   (source)
  • I was a precocious actress in her eyes; she sincerely looked on me as a compound of virulent passions, mean spirit, and dangerous duplicity.†   (source)
  • The cunning and duplicity, which had so long obscured the brighter and nobler traits of his character, were lost in the never dying sentiment of pride, which he had imbibed in youth.†   (source)
  • What has she given you?" he continued hurriedly, evidently no longer trying to show the advantages of peace and discuss its possibility, but only to prove his own rectitude and power and Alexander's errors and duplicity.†   (source)
  • Although her duplicity in the affair of the house had exceeded what he knew, and had really hindered the Plymdales from knowing of it, she had no consciousness that her action could rightly be called false.†   (source)
  • What Wickham had said of the living was fresh in her memory, and as she recalled his very words, it was impossible not to feel that there was gross duplicity on one side or the other; and, for a few moments, she flattered herself that her wishes did not err.†   (source)
  • That was an evil terror—an ugly inmate to have found a nestling-place in Godfrey's kindly disposition; but no disposition is a security from evil wishes to a man whose happiness hangs on duplicity.†   (source)
  • Of this refinement of duplicity she presently acquitted him; she preferred to believe him in perfect good faith.†   (source)
  • The rich are in general slaves to fear, and submit to courtly power with the trembling duplicity of a Spaniel.†   (source)
  • Crookedness and duplicity, I see now!†   (source)
  • Do you dare, by your duplicity, To taint both his virtue and purity?   (source)
  • to those sounds which, in the pleasant mansions of that gate which seems to derive its name from a duplicity of tongues, issue from the mouths, and sometimes from the nostrils, of those fair river nymphs, ycleped of old the Naiades; in the vulgar tongue translated oyster-wenches; for when, instead of the antient libations of milk and honey and oil, the rich distillation from the juniper-berry, or, perhaps, from malt, hath, by the early devotion of their votaries, been poured forth in…†   (source)
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