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deceive
used in The House of the Seven Gables

5 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • Hepzibah's presentiment had not deceived her.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (19% in)
  • Clergymen, judges, statesmen,—the wisest, calmest, holiest persons of their day stood in the inner circle round about the gallows, loudest to applaud the work of blood, latest to confess themselves miserably deceived.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (11% in)
  • "But I was not born a gentleman; neither have I lived like one," said Holgrave, slightly smiling; "so, my dear madam, you will hardly expect me to sympathize with sensibilities of this kind; though, unless I deceive myself, I have some imperfect comprehension of them.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (23% in)
  • You deceive yourself!
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (73% in)
  • This is what deceived him," exclaimed Hepzibah.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (70% in)

There are no more uses of "deceive" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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