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used in The Comedy of Errors

2 uses
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to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • I see two husbands, or mine eyes deceive me.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (77% in)
  • They say this town is full of cozenage; As, nimble jugglers that deceive the eye, Dark-working sorcerers that change the mind, Soul-killing witches that deform the body, Disguised cheaters, prating mountebanks, And many such-like liberties of sin: If it prove so, I will be gone the sooner.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A public place (94% in)

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