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deceive
used in Great Expectations

10 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • I can only suppose now, that it was a part of his policy, as a very clever man, habitually to deceive his own instruments.
    Chapter 55 (50% in)
  • Some real or fancied sound, some clink upon the river or breathing of beast upon the marsh, now gave him a start, and he said, suddenly,— "You're not a deceiving imp?
    Chapter 3 (53% in)
  • He had asked me if I was a deceiving imp, and he had said I should be a fierce young hound if I joined the hunt against him.
    Chapter 5 (40% in)
  • "Well," said Joe, with the same appearance of profound cogitation, "he is not—no, not to deceive you, he is not—my nevvy."
    Chapter 10 (62% in)
  • And unless I deceive myself on a point where my interests or prepossessions are certainly not concerned, I saw that Mr. and Mrs. Pocket's children were not growing up or being brought up, but were tumbling up.
    Chapter 22 (84% in)
  • —It is of no use," said Biddy, laying her hand upon my arm, as I was for running out, "you know I would not deceive you; he was not there a minute, and he is gone."
    Chapter 35 (79% in)
  • "Do you want me then," said Estella, turning suddenly with a fixed and serious, if not angry, look, "to deceive and entrap you?"
    Chapter 38 (95% in)
  • Do you deceive and entrap him, Estella?
    Chapter 38 (95% in)
  • In short, I shouldn't greatly deceive you," Joe added, after a little grave reflection, "if I represented to you that the word of that young woman were, 'without a minute's loss of time.'
    Chapter 57 (27% in)
  • Here is Squires of the Boar present, known and respected in this town, and here is William, which his father's name was Potkins if I do not deceive myself."
    Chapter 58 (37% in)

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