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used in Notes from the Underground

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to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • The day after tomorrow, at the latest, you will begin despising yourself for having knowingly deceived yourself.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (92% in)
  • At the same time I was genuinely touched and penitent, I used to shed tears and, of course, deceived myself, though I was not acting in the least and there was a sick feeling in my heart at the time....
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (12% in)
  • As for what concerns me in particular I have only in my life carried to an extreme what you have not dared to carry halfway, and what's more, you have taken your cowardice for good sense, and have found comfort in deceiving yourselves.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (90% in)

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