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used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • It is my strong impression that I heard it, and yet, among the crash of the gale and the creaking of an old house, I may possibly have been deceived.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (31% in)
  • But we have to be careful, for we have twice been deceived by wigs and once by paint.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (31% in)
  • A single man could not have carried out two deaths in such a way as to deceive a coroner's jury.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (74% in)

There are no more uses of "deceive" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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