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chicanery
used in The Sound and the Fury

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Definition
the use of tricks to deceive someone
  • Buthe had been guide mentor and friend to unnumbered crops of innocent and lonely freshmen, and I suppose that with all his petty chicanery and hypocrisy he stankno higher in heaven's nostrils than any other.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (23% in)
  • ...byaccident and whose every breath is a fresh cast with dice already loaded against him willnot face that final main which he knows before hand he has assuredly to face without essaying expedients ranging all the way from violence to petty chicanery that would not deceive a child until somedayin very disgust he risks everything on asingle blind turn ofa card no man ever does that under the first fury of despair or remorse or bereavement he does it only when he has realised that even the...
    2 — June 2, 1910 (98% in)

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