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deceive
used in Measure for Measure

4 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • I'll be hanged first! thou art deceived in me, friar.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Street before the Prison (60% in)
  • But, O, how much is the good duke deceived in Angelo!
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Room in the prison (71% in)
  • O, sir, you are deceived.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Street before the Prison (45% in)
  • He professes to have received no sinister measure from his judge, but most willingly humbles himself to the determination of justice: yet had he framed to himself, by the instruction of his frailty, many deceiving promises of life; which I, by my good leisure, have discredited to him, and now he is resolved to die.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Street before the Prison (89% in)

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