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dissemble
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to deceive (hide or disguise the truth without outright lying)
  • But that thing of his dissembling was only subject to his perceptibility, not to his will determinate.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (53% in)
  • Yet without power to kill, or change, or shun the fact; he likewise knew that to mankind he did long dissemble; in some sort, did still.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (53% in)
  • Nevertheless, so well did he succeed in that dissembling, that when with ivory leg he stepped ashore at last, no Nantucketer thought him otherwise than but naturally grieved, and that to the quick, with the terrible casualty which had overtaken him.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (54% in)

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