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deceive
used in Frankenstein

4 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • Had my eyes deceived me?
    Chapter 8 (55% in)
  • It was said, and we retired under the pretence of seeking repose, each fancying that the other was deceived; but when at morning's dawn I descended to the carriage which was to convey me away, they were all there—my father again to bless me, Clerval to press my hand once more, my Elizabeth to renew her entreaties that I would write often and to bestow the last feminine attentions on her playmate and friend.
    Chapter 3 (31% in)
  • The past appeared to me in the light of a frightful dream; yet the vessel in which I was, the wind that blew me from the detested shore of Ireland, and the sea which surrounded me told me too forcibly that I was deceived by no vision and that Clerval, my friend and dearest companion, had fallen a victim to me and the monster of my creation.
    Chapter 21 (92% in)
  • But I concealed my feelings by an appearance of hilarity that brought smiles and joy to the countenance of my father, but hardly deceived the ever-watchful and nicer eye of Elizabeth.
    Chapter 22 (73% in)

There are no more uses of "deceive" in Frankenstein.

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