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deception
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
the act of lying to or misleading someone; or something that misleads
  • There is nothing so deceptive as the distance of a light upon a pitch-dark night, and sometimes the glimmer seemed to be far away upon the horizon and sometimes it might have been within a few yards of us.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (83% in)
  • I was still rather raw over the deception which had been practised upon me, but the warmth of Holmes's praise drove my anger from my mind.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (23% in)
  • But why this elaborate deception?
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (32% in)
  • I could endure it all, ill-usage, solitude, a life of deception, everything, as long as I could still cling to the hope that I had his love, but now I know that in this also I have been his dupe and his tool.
    Chapter 14 — The Hound of the Baskervilles (71% in)

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