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hypocrisy
used in Gone with the Wind

6 uses
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Definition
pretending to have moral standards while not living up to them
  • He could no more resist pricking the conceits, the hypocrisies and the flamboyant patriotism of those about him than a small boy can resist putting a pin into a balloon.
    2.12 (68% in)
  • "You are never so charming or so absurd as when you are airing some hypocrisy like that," he cried in frank enjoyment.
    4.36 (43% in)
  • And if that was hypocrisy, let Atlanta make the most of it.
    4.38 (34% in)
  • But it hasn't been hypocrisy that's kept me quiet.
    4.45 (25% in)
  • He buttonholed people on the street and related details of his child's miraculous progress without even prefacing his remarks with the hypocritical but polite: "I know everyone thinks their own child is smart but—"
    5.50 (86% in)
  • Oh, that was too hard a penance, she thought in anguish, to have to live out her life remembering Melanie's face, knowing that Melanie knew all the pettiness, the meanness, the two-faced disloyalty and the hypocrisy that were in her.
    5.55 (12% in)

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