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deceive
used in Oliver Twist

8 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • 'Do my hi's deceive me!' cried Mr. Bumble, with ill-feigned enthusiasm, 'or is that little Oliver?
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (53% in)
  • I'll not deceive you, Mr. B. It's gin.'
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (35% in)
  • The pace at which they went, was such a very lazy, ill-looking saunter, that Oliver soon began to think his companions were going to deceive the old gentleman, by not going to work at all.
    Chapter 10 — Oliver Becomes Better Acquainted with the Characters of His.... (19% in)
  • I have been deceived, before, in the objects whom I have endeavoured to benefit; but I feel strongly disposed to trust you, nevertheless; and I am more interested in your behalf than I can well account for, even to myself.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (36% in)
  • He is deceiving you, my good friend.'
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (78% in)
  • It is worthy of remark, as illustrating the importance we attach to our own judgments, and the pride with which we put forth our most rash and hasty conclusions, that, although Mr. Grimwig was not by any means a bad-hearted man, and though he would have been unfeignedly sorry to see his respected friend duped and deceived, he really did most earnestly and strongly hope at that moment, that Oliver Twist might not come back.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (99% in)
  • Apparently, the dog had been somewhat deceived by Mr. Fagin's outer garment; for as the Jew unbuttoned it, and threw it over the back of a chair, he retired to the corner from which he had risen: wagging his tail as he went, to show that he was as well satisfied as it was in his nature to be.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (12% in)
  • 'Do not deceive me, by awakening hopes that are not to be fulfilled.'
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (12% in)

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