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delude
used in Great Expectations

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deceive (convince to have a false belief)
  • He pretended that his Christian name was Dolge,—a clear Impossibility,—but he was a fellow of that obstinate disposition that I believe him to have been the prey of no delusion in this particular, but wilfully to have imposed that name upon the village as an affront to its understanding.
    Chapter 15 (31% in)
  • And the oncommonest workman can't show himself oncommon in a gridiron,— for a gridiron IS a gridiron," said Joe, steadfastly impressing it upon me, as if he were endeavouring to rouse me from a fixed delusion, "and you may haim at what you like, but a gridiron it will come out, either by your leave or again your leave, and you can't help yourself—"
    Chapter 15 (25% in)
  • I know them to have been as honestly under my delusion as I myself.
    Chapter 44 (28% in)

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