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  • I am too well acquainted with your character and conduct to feel any real friendship for you, and as I am without your talent for dissimulation, I cannot assume the appearance of it.   (source)
  • Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.   (source)
  • Dissimulation?†   (source)
  • He even observed the changes in her breathing, watching the reliquary that hung on her batiste blouse as he looked at her without dissimulation over the book he pretended to read, and he committed the calculated impertinence of changing his seat in the dining room so that he would face her.†   (source)
  • He saw the whole of a subject at a glance, and ....was equally fearless of men and of the consequences of a bold assertion of his opinion...He was a stranger to dissimulation.†   (source)
  • The wolf, however, licked his chops with a grin, his constraint and dissimulation erased.†   (source)
  • Mordred went over to him with haste, with a sort of shamefaced dissimulation.†   (source)
  • Now there is nothing of dissimulation nor alertness nor caution in it.†   (source)
  • Her face is neither innocent nor dissimulating.†   (source)
  • Oblivion was so sweet that presently she stole larger amounts and tried dissimulating their effects from Pepita; she hinted that she was not well, and represented herself as going into a decline.†   (source)
  • On the third day she came out of the coma state, the waking sleep through which during the hours of light and faces she carried her own face like an aching mask in a fixed grimace of dissimulation that dared not flag.†   (source)
  • Dissimulation had been a habit of her mind; it was more a habit of her class than sincerity.†   (source)
  • Had she lacked patience, pliancy and dissimulation?†   (source)
  • He was usually shy, and maintained that reserve which partakes at once of modesty and dissimulation.†   (source)
  • "You then love Haidee?" asked Monte Cristo with an emotion he in vain endeavored to dissimulate.†   (source)
  • Archer looked at her perplexedly, wondering if it were lightness or dissimulation that enabled her to touch so easily on the past at the very moment when she was risking her reputation in order to break with it.†   (source)
  • Hare might still have tried to dissimulate; but one glance at August's stern face showed the uselessness of it.†   (source)
  • We have not the strength with which to fight this man; we must dissimulate, and win, if win we can, by craft.†   (source)
  • The protective instinct always nerved her to successful dissimulation, and it was not the first time she had used her beauty to divert attention from an inconvenient topic.†   (source)
  • All these amiable and inexorable persons were resolutely engaged in pretending to each other that they had never heard of, suspected, or even conceived possible, the least hint to the contrary; and from this tissue of elaborate mutual dissimulation Archer once more disengaged the fact that New York believed him to be Madame Olenska's lover.†   (source)
  • The cant of the lying world is, that men like me compass our riches by dissimulation and treachery: by fawning, cringing, and stooping.†   (source)
  • She was really tired; she knew it, and knew she should pay for it on the morrow; but it was her habit at this period to carry exhaustion to the furthest point and confess to it only when dissimulation broke down.†   (source)
  • She would perhaps be hardly characterized enough if it were omitted that she wore her brown hair flatly braided and coiled behind so as to expose the outline of her head in a daring manner at a time when public feeling required the meagreness of nature to be dissimulated by tall barricades of frizzed curls and bows, never surpassed by any great race except the Feejeean.†   (source)
  • But think how he must dissimulate!†   (source)
  • Thus the Genoese, subtle as he was, was duped by Edmond, in whose favor his mild demeanor, his nautical skill, and his admirable dissimulation, pleaded.†   (source)
  • Frank, in an ecstasy of dissimulation, turns gaily to Mrs Warren, exclaiming] Ever so delighted to see you, Mrs Warren.†   (source)
  • He rubbed his hands, he laughed with that inward mirth which makes the countenance beam; he was unable to dissimulate his joy, although he endeavored at moments to compose himself.†   (source)
  • Cedric was no ready practiser of the art of dissimulation, and would at this moment have been much the better of a hint from Wamba's more fertile brain.†   (source)
  • This Krogstad, now, has been persistently poisoning his own children with lies and dissimulation; that is why I say he has lost all moral character.†   (source)
  • Anne of Austria believed that Louis XIII knew all, and that the cardinal had persuaded him to employ this long dissimulation of seven or eight days, which, likewise, was characteristic.†   (source)
  • The thought of the suffering of this man he had known so intimately, first as a merry little boy, then as a schoolmate, and later as a grown-up colleague, suddenly struck Peter Ivanovich with horror, despite an unpleasant consciousness of his own and this woman's dissimulation.†   (source)
  • Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.†   (source)
  • Madame de Bellegarde closed her eyes and gave a little cough, which, as a piece of dissimulation, struck Newman as really heroic.†   (source)
  • For the second time in her life she made an indirect answer; and the beginning of a period of dissimulation is certainly a significant date.†   (source)
  • I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness, with which one chemical atom meets another.†   (source)
  • You should have seen how wisely I proceeded—with what caution—with what foresight—with what dissimulation I went to work!†   (source)
  • The Court, from that exclusive inner circle to its outermost rotten ring of intrigue, corruption, and dissimulation, was all gone together.†   (source)
  • Habituated as she was to dissimulation through endeavoring to copy her husband in all his actions, these emotions were more than she could endure.†   (source)
  • But although no man with less scruple made his ordinary habits and feelings bend to his interest, it was the misfortune of this Prince, that his levity and petulance were perpetually breaking out, and undoing all that had been gained by his previous dissimulation.†   (source)
  • For in the first hour of meeting you, I had an impression of your eminent and perhaps exclusive fitness to supply that need (connected, I may say, with such activity of the affections as even the preoccupations of a work too special to be abdicated could not uninterruptedly dissimulate); and each succeeding opportunity for observation has given the impression an added depth by convincing me more emphatically of that fitness which I had preconceived, and thus evoking more decisively those affections to which I have but now referred.†   (source)
  • M. de Bellegarde's eyes had a pale eagerness which it was useless for him to try to dissimulate; he took the paper in his light-gloved fingers and opened it.†   (source)
  • Why should he dissimulate?†   (source)
  • Where could she have learnt this corruption almost incorporeal in the strength of its profanity and dissimulation?†   (source)
  • "Yes, let us chat, brother," said she, with a kind of cheerfulness, decided as she was to draw from the conversation, in spite of all the dissimulation Lord de Winter could bring, the revelations of which she stood in need to regulate her future conduct.†   (source)
  • To do Ralph Nickleby justice, he seldom practised this sort of dissimulation; but he understood those who did, and therefore suffered Bray to say, again and again, with great vehemence, that they were jointly doing a very cruel thing, before he again offered to interpose a word.†   (source)
  • This, without any dissimulation, and also without any exaggeration, is the truth about Louis Philippe.†   (source)
  • Isabel sat there half an hour, and Pansy rose to the occasion as the small, winged fairy in the pantomime soars by the aid of the dissimulated wire—not chattering, but conversing, and showing the same respectful interest in Isabel's affairs that Isabel was so good as to take in hers.†   (source)
  • "What a bad calculator you are!" exclaimed Danglars, calling to his assistance all his philosophy and dissimulation.†   (source)
  • The latter, as he did not see, could not be seen; he took advantage of this fact to abandon all dissimulation and to walk very rapidly.†   (source)
  • "Indeed, my dear friend," said Beauchamp first, who had either the most feeling or the least dissimulation, "allow me to congratulate you; this is a very unhoped-for conclusion of a very disagreeable affair."†   (source)
  • "Certainly, women alone know how to dissimulate," said Monte Cristo to himself, glancing at Madame Danglars, who was smiling on the procureur, and embracing his wife.†   (source)
  • that rarer form, with respect to the mother, the fratricidal case known as the Childs Murder and rendered memorable by the impassioned plea of Mr Advocate Bushe which secured the acquittal of the wrongfully accused, the rights of primogeniture and king's bounty touching twins and triplets, miscarriages and infanticides, simulated or dissimulated, the acardiac foetus in foetu and aprosopia due to a congestion, the agnathia of certain chinless Chinamen (cited by Mr Candidate Mulligan) in consequence of defective reunion of the maxillary knobs along the medial line so that (as he said) one ear could hear what the other spoke, the benefits of anesthesia or twilight sleep, the prolongation o†   (source)
  • "Indeed, Sophy," replied the aunt, "this dissimulation with me is very foolish.†   (source)
  • For the variety of behaviour in men that have drunk too much, is the same with that of Mad-men: some of them Raging, others Loving, others laughing, all extravagantly, but according to their severall domineering Passions: For the effect of the wine, does but remove Dissimulation; and take from them the sight of the deformity of their Passions.†   (source)
  • And down anon he set him on his knee,
    The sick man waxed well-nigh wood* for ire, *mad
    He woulde that the friar had been a-fire
    With his false dissimulation.†   (source)
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