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used in Anna Karenina

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the act of lying to or misleading someone; or something that misleads
  • It's such rubbish, such lying, such self-deception.
    Part One (76% in)
  • It is absolutely necessary to put an end"—he looked round as he spoke—"to the deception in which we are living."
    Part Two (60% in)
  • But the expression of her face, scared and gloomy, did not now promise even deception.
    Part Two (81% in)
  • After her husband had left her, she told herself that she was glad, that now everything was made clear, and at least there would be no more lying and deception.
    Part Three (43% in)
  • The carrying out of Levin's plan presented many difficulties; but he struggled on, doing his utmost, and attained a result which, though not what he desired, was enough to enable him, without self-deception, to believe that the attempt was worth the trouble.
    Part Three (89% in)
  • He had expected to find him in the same state of self-deception which he had heard was so frequent with the consumptive, and which had struck him so much during his brother's visit in the autumn.
    Part Five (48% in)
  • This self-deception was not of long duration.
    Part Five (56% in)
  • And she decided on the spot that next day, Seryozha's birthday, she would go straight to her husband's house, bribe or deceive the servants, but at any cost see her son and overturn the hideous deception with which they were encompassing the unhappy child.
    Part Five (85% in)
  • "Yes, looking at the sky, I thought that the dome that I see is not a deception, and then I thought something, I shirked facing something," he mused.
    Part Eight (93% in)

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