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dissemble
used in The Aeneid

9 uses
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hide or disguise the truth without outright lying
  • The grove itself resembles Ida's wood; And Simois seem'd the well-dissembled flood.
    Book 3 (42% in)
  • I beg the grace But only for a night's revolving space: Thyself a boy, assume a boy's dissembled face; That when, amidst the fervor of the feast, The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast, And with sweet kisses in her arms constrains, Thou may'st infuse thy venom in her veins."
    Book 1 (90% in)
  • Now, sinking underneath a load of grief, From death alone she seeks her last relief; The time and means resolv'd within her breast, She to her mournful sister thus address'd (Dissembling hope, her cloudy front she clears, And a false vigor in her eyes appears): "Rejoice!" she said.
    Book 4 (68% in)
  • They meet; they wheel; they throw their darts afar With harmless rage and well-dissembled war.
    Book 5 (67% in)
  • Shall we no more the Trojan walls renew, Or streams of some dissembled Simois view!
    Book 5 (72% in)
  • To whom the yawning pilot, half asleep: "Me dost thou bid to trust the treach'rous deep, The harlot smiles of her dissembling face, And to her faith commit the Trojan race?
    Book 5 (97% in)
  • The gold dissembled well their yellow hair, And golden chains on their white necks they wear.
    Book 8 (89% in)
  • Say rapid Aufidus with awful dread Runs backward from the sea, and hides his head, When the great Trojan on his bank appears; For that's as true as thy dissembled fears Of my revenge.
    Book 11 (47% in)
  • With anxious pleasure when Juturna view'd Th' increasing fright of the mad multitude, When their short sighs and thick'ning sobs she heard, And found their ready minds for change prepar'd; Dissembling her immortal form, she took Camertus' mien, his habit, and his look; A chief of ancient blood; in arms well known Was his great sire, and he his greater son.
    Book 12 (24% in)

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