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delude
used in In Cold Blood

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Definition
deceive (convince to have a false belief)
  • By "simple," the diagnosticians meant that Andrews suffered no delusions, no false perceptions, no hallucinations, but the primary illness of separation of thinking from feeling.
    4 — The Corner (70% in)
  • When rational motives are conspicuous (for example, when a man kills for personal gain) or when the irrational motives are accompanied by delusions or hallucinations (for example, a paranoid patient who kills his fantasied persecutor), the situation presents little problem to the psychiatrist.
    4 — The Corner (51% in)

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