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hypocrite
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
someone who violates claimed moral standards
  • The minister well knew—subtle, but remorseful hypocrite that he was!
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (71% in)
  • None; unless it avail him somewhat that he was broken down by long and exquisite suffering; that his mind was darkened and confused by the very remorse which harrowed it; that, between fleeing as an avowed criminal, and remaining as a hypocrite, conscience might find it hard to strike the balance; that it was human to avoid the peril of death and infamy, and the inscrutable machinations of an enemy; that, finally, to this poor pilgrim, on his dreary and desert path, faint, sick,...
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (24% in)

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