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hypocrisy
used in The Mill on the Floss

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pretending to have moral standards while not living up to them
  • There was no humbug or hypocrisy about Mr. Glegg; his eyes would have watered with true feeling over the sale of a widow's furniture, which a five-pound note from his side pocket would have prevented; but a donation of five pounds to a person "in a small way of life" would have seemed to him a mad kind of lavishness rather than "charity," which had always presented itself to him as a contribution of small aids, not a neutralizing of misfortune.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (49% in)

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