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deceive
used in The Importance of Being Earnest

3 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • I can see no possible defence at all for your deceiving a brilliant, clever, thoroughly experienced young lady like Miss Fairfax.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (91% in)
  • If you are not, then you have certainly been deceiving us all in a very inexcusable manner.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (14% in)
  • I am never deceived in such matters.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (81% in)

There are no more uses of "deceive" in The Importance of Being Earnest.

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