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deceive
used in My Antonia

3 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • Although I admired scholarship so much in Cleric, I was not deceived about myself; I knew that I should never be a scholar.
    Book 3 — Lena Lingard (14% in)
  • The first time I deceived my grandparents I felt rather shabby, perhaps even the second time, but I soon ceased to think about it.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (70% in)
  • 'But it ain't right to deceive us, son, and it brings blame on us.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (76% in)

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