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deceive
used in Northanger Abbey

9 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • I think you must be deceived so far.
    Chapter 25 (70% in)
  • How could you deceive me so, Mr. Thorpe?
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • She was not deceived in her own expectation of pleasure; the comedy so well suspended her care that no one, observing her during the first four acts, would have supposed she had any wretchedness about her.
    Chapter 12 (28% in)
  • Maria was without ceremony sent away, and Isabella, embracing Catherine, thus began: "Yes, my dear Catherine, it is so indeed; your penetration has not deceived you.
    Chapter 15 (13% in)
  • —You are convinced that I never meant to deceive your brother, never suspected him of liking me till this moment?
    Chapter 18 (54% in)
  • Tilney says there is nothing people are so often deceived in as the state of their own affections, and I believe he is very right.
    Chapter 18 (69% in)
  • With this spirit she sprang forward, and her confidence did not deceive her.
    Chapter 21 (22% in)
  • It is a power little worth knowing, however, since it can deceive and pain you.
    Chapter 24 (75% in)
  • I never was so deceived in anyone's character in my life before."
    Chapter 25 (91% in)

There are no more uses of "deceive" in Northanger Abbey.

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