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deceive
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

3 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • Very well, then; is a PREACHER going to deceive a steamboat clerk? is he going to deceive a SHIP CLERK?
    Chapter 28 (80% in)
  • Very well, then; is a PREACHER going to deceive a steamboat clerk? is he going to deceive a SHIP CLERK?
    Chapter 28 (81% in)
  • "No, my boy," says the old gentleman, "I'm sorry to say 't your driver has deceived you; Nichols's place is down a matter of three mile more.
    Chapter 33 (39% in)

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