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used in The Mill on the Floss

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the act of deceiving (lying to or misleading someone); or the misleading falsehood
  • It was one of those dangerous moments when speech is at once sincere and deceptive; when feeling, rising high above its average depth, leaves floodmarks which are never reached again.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (91% in)
  • The possession of a wife conspicuously one's inferior in intellect is, like other high privileges, attended with a few inconveniences, and, among the rest, with the occasional necessity for using a little deception.
    3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- What Had Happened at Home (51% in)

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