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used in Measure for Measure

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the act of lying to or misleading someone
  • If you think well to carry this as you may, the doubleness of the benefit defends the deceit from reproof.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Room in the prison (95% in)
  • Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all; He is your husband on a pre-contract: To bring you thus together 'tis no sin, Sith that the justice of your title to him Doth flourish the deceit.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — A Room in Mariana's House (98% in)

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