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deceive
used in Lord of the Flies

2 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • Ralph had been deceived before now by the specious appearance of depth in a beach pool and he approached this one preparing to be disappointed.
    p. 12.8
  • He was a small, skinny boy, his chin pointed, and his eyes so bright they had deceived Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked.
    p. 55.9

There are no more uses of "deceive" in Lord of the Flies.

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