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delude
used in War and Peace

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Definition
deceive (convince to have a false belief)
  • Your view of life is a regrettable delusion.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (5% in)
  • "Just as I may suppose you to be deluded," said Pierre, with a faint smile.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (5% in)
  • You are under a delusion," said Prince Vasili, as he entered.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (23% in)
  • Everywhere preparations were made not for ceremonious welcomes (which he knew Pierre would not like), but for just such gratefully religious ones, with offerings of icons and the bread and salt of hospitality, as, according to his understanding of his master, would touch and delude him.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (45% in)
  • She was confirmed in this delusion by the fact that she had become a very wealthy heiress and also by the fact that the older she grew the less dangerous she became to men, and the more freely they could associate with her and avail themselves of her suppers, soirees, and the animated company that assembled at her house, without incurring any obligation.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (21% in)
  • But as soon as a storm arises and the sea begins to heave and the ship to move, such a delusion is no longer possible.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (60% in)
  • And suddenly the sequence of these thoughts broke off, and Prince Andrew heard (without knowing whether it was a delusion or reality) a soft whispering voice incessantly and rhythmically repeating "piti-piti-piti," and then "titi," and then again "piti-piti-piti," and "ti-ti" once more.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (89% in)
  • He must be deluding himself.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (35% in)

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