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deceit
used in As I Lay Dying

5 uses
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Definition
the act of lying to or misleading someone
  • ...maybe because she felt the same way about tears she did about deceit, hating herself for doing it,
    Section 32 — Darl (11) (99% in)
deceit = misleading others
  • And that may have been when I first found it out, that Addie Bundren should be hiding anything she did, who had tried to teach us that deceit was such that, in a world where it was, nothing else could be very bad or very important, not even poverty.
    Section 32 — Darl (11) (27% in)
  • And I knew that she was hating herself for that deceit and hating Jewel because she had to love him so that she had to act the deceit.
    Section 32 — Darl (11) (29% in)
  • And I knew that she was hating herself for that deceit and hating Jewel because she had to love him so that she had to act the deceit.
    Section 32 — Darl (11) (30% in)
  • It was as though, so long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice, since all people are cowards and naturally prefer any kind of treachery because it has a bland outside.
    Section 32 — Darl (11) (68% in)

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