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deceive
used in O Pioneers!

3 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • "I don't deceive myself," Carl said frankly.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (48% in)
  • "Alexandra, all the way out from New York I've been planning how I could deceive you and make you think me a very enviable fellow, and here I am telling you the truth the first night.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (72% in)
  • I waste a lot of time pretending to people, and the joke of it is, I don't think I ever deceive any one.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (74% in)

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