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deceive
used in Jane Eyre

6 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • Not to deceive myself, I must reply — No: I felt desolate to a degree.
    Chapter 31 (11% in)
  • "Yet," said she, "I am afraid it is a mistake: my thoughts deceive me.
    Chapter 21 (87% in)
  • It was not my original intention to deceive, as I have deceived you.
    Chapter 27 (53% in)
  • It was not my original intention to deceive, as I have deceived you.
    Chapter 27 (53% in)
  • I was wrong to attempt to deceive you; but I feared a stubbornness that exists in your character.
    Chapter 27 (74% in)
  • I had to deceive a fine ear: for aught I knew it might now be listening.
    Chapter 27 (91% in)

There are no more uses of "deceive" in Jane Eyre.

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