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deceive
used in Main Street

3 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • A self-deceived little woman whispering in corners with a pretentious little man.
    Chapter 30 (64% in)
  • At first he had amorously deceived himself into liking her experiments with food—the one medium in which she could express imagination—but now he wanted only his round of favorite dishes: steak, roast beef, boiled pig's-feet, oatmeal, baked apples.
    Chapter 24 (24% in)
  • It proved that the only problems which America had to face were Mormonism and Prohibition: "Don't let any of these self-conceited fellows that are always trying to stir up trouble deceive you with the belief that there's anything to all these smart-aleck movements to let the unions and the Farmers' Nonpartisan League kill all our initiative and enterprise by fixing wages and prices.
    Chapter 28 (27% in)

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