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deception

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Definition the act of lying to or misleading someone; or something that misleads
  • The law is intended to defeat denial and deception strategies.
deception = deceiving or misleading
  • The company uses deceptive advertising.
  • deceptive = misleading
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • She discovered his deception just last week.
  • deception = act of deceiving
  • Is it possible, child, that the spirits you have seen are illusion only, some deception that may cross your mind when—
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • deception = something that is misleading
  • Acting is a form of deception, and actors can mesmerize themselves almost as easily as an audience.
    Leo Rosten
  • The deception outraged him.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.
    Sun-Tzu
  • Yes; the little deception could do no harm, and everything would come out right and pleasant in the end, anyway.
    Twain, Mark  --  Pudd'n'head Wilson
  • To keep up the deception as to his force, he ordered, at night, a number of extra fires to be made in his camp...
    Irving, Washington  --  The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the far West
  • let her own eyes satisfy her that there is no deception this time.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Woman in White
  • There is this deception between me and everything.
    Cather, Willa  --  Alexander's Bridge
  • There are many deceptions and delusions in nature that serve a purpose.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Home
  • They are known for their deceptions.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The more he thought of this long passage of his life, the more clearly he saw his deception.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Society and solitude are deceptive names.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Society and Solitude
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • The wisest man might be deceived as you were; and, under such a deception, the best must have acted just as you did.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • All you have lived for and still live for is falsehood and deception, hiding life and death from you.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • She was becoming him, sick with deception, wallowing in her own desperation to live, even if it meant the death of herself.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • The Germans find the documents; the deception wins the war.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • This is not thy deception, nor thy witchcraft: it is the work of nature.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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