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delude
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
deceive (convince to have a false belief)
  • You may remember the old Persian saying, 'There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.'
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (**% in)
  • So determined was their denial that the inspector was staggered, and had almost come to believe that Mrs. St. Clair had been deluded when, with a cry, she sprang at a small deal box which lay upon the table and tore the lid from it.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (36% in)

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