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Definition the act of lying to or misleading someone
  • I'll never forget her deceit.
deceit = the act of lying to or misleading someone
  • Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
  • there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
    Francis Quarles
  • At least we don't have the deceit to say to 'em yes you're as good as we are but stay away from us.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • deceit = the act of lying (not telling the truth)
  • I disliked their laughter and their tears, their flattery and envy, conceit and deceit.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • deceit = the act of deceiving (lying to others or misleading them)
  • She had plenty to say about deceit, distress, and sexually transmitted diseases.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • deceit = the act of lying to or misleading someone
  • I felt that you were false and deceitful.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • deceitful = misleading or not trustworthy
  • And that cultivates deceit, for I don't tell them I'm awake—O no!
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • deceit = the act of lying to or misleading someone
  • He's deceitful, heartless, and greedy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • deceitful = not trustworthy
  • ...maybe because she felt the same way about tears she did about deceit, hating herself for doing it,
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • deceit = misleading others
  • Who's more important —your father, or a deceitful goddess who used you, toyed with your emotions, manipulated your memories, eh?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • deceitful = misleading or not trustworthy
  • There were no conditions, no vices, no lies, no deceit, no manipulation.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • deceit = the act of lying to or misleading someone
  • Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • deceitful = not trustworthy
  • Cyclopes are the most deceitful, treacherous-
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • deceitful = misleading or not trustworthy
  • ...and weary of his deceit, and haunted by the fear that his mother would find the magazine, Jerry had sneaked it out of the house and dropped it into a catchbasin.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • deceit = deception (lying to or misleading someone)
  • On June 10, 1965, its Medical Grievance Committee found Southam and Mandel guilty of "fraud or deceit and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine" and recommended that their medical licenses be suspended for one year.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • deceit = lying to or misleading others
  • If Rat told you, for example, that he'd slept with four girls one night, you could figure it was about a girl and a half. It wasn't a question of deceit. Just the opposite: he wanted to heat up the truth, to make it burn so hot that you would feel exactly what he felt.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • deceit = lying to or misleading someone
  • It's the deceit of it that hurts me.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  Uneasy Money
  • O, that deceit should dwell in such a gorgeous palace!
    Shakespeare, William  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Except deceit and lying nothing could come of it now; and deceit and lying were opposed to his nature.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina

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