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hypocrisy
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
pretending to have moral standards while not living up to them
  • "We are not come here, sir, to exchange hypocritical expressions of politeness, or false professions of friendship," said Albert, "but to demand an explanation."
    Chapters 87-88 (70% in)
  • Morrel hesitated for a moment; he feared it would be hypocritical to accost in a friendly manner the man whom he was tacitly opposing, but his oath and the gravity of the circumstances recurred to his memory; he struggled to conceal his emotion and bowed to Franz.
    Chapters 73-74 (82% in)
  • If she had committed two crimes, I would say, 'Here, M. de Villefort, is a poison that the prisoner is not acquainted with,—one that has no known antidote, quick as thought, rapid as lightning, mortal as the thunderbolt; give her that poison, recommending her soul to God, and save your honor and your life, for it is yours she aims at; and I can picture her approaching your pillow with her hypocritical smiles and her sweet exhortations.
    Chapters 79-80 (87% in)
  • No; it is not you who have directly made this exposure and brought this sorrow on us, but you hypocritically provoked it.
    Chapters 87-88 (26% in)

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