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delude
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
to convince someone of a false belief
  • I'll teach thee to impose on a good-hearted, deluded father.
    Chapter 9 (5% in)
  • One was about forty: a period of mental vigour at which men seldom cherish the delusion of being married for love by girls: that dream is reserved for the solace of our declining years.
    Chapter 2 (46% in)
  • 'She abandoned them under a delusion,' he answered; 'picturing in me a hero of romance, and expecting unlimited indulgences from my chivalrous devotion.
    Chapter 14 (49% in)
  • Catherine we would fain have deluded yet; but her own quick spirit refused to delude her: it divined in secret, and brooded on the dreadful probability, gradually ripening into certainty.
    Chapter 27 (1% in)
  • Catherine we would fain have deluded yet; but her own quick spirit refused to delude her: it divined in secret, and brooded on the dreadful probability, gradually ripening into certainty.
    Chapter 27 (1% in)
  • The delusion did not last long.
    Chapter 32 (47% in)

There are no more uses of "delude" in Wuthering Heights.

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