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deceive
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

6 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • For it is now the third year, and the fourth is fast going by, since she began to deceive the minds of the Achaeans in their breasts.
    Book 2 (21% in)
  • But for that whereof thou askest and entreatest me, be sure I will not swerve from the truth in aught that I say, nor deceive thee; but of all that the ancient one of the sea, whose speech is sooth, declared to me, not a word will I hide or keep from thee.
    Book 4 (41% in)
  • 'So spake I, and my lady mother answered me anon: "Ah me, my child, of all men most ill-fated, Persephone, the daughter of Zeus, doth in no wise deceive thee, but even on this wise it is with mortals when they die.
    Book 11 (34% in)
  • But if thy lord return not according to my word, set thy thralls upon me, and cast me down from a mighty rock, that another beggar in his turn may beware of deceiving.'
    Book 14 (74% in)
  • But for that whereof thou askest and entreatest me, be sure I will not swerve from the truth in aught that I say, nor deceive thee; but of all that the ancient one of the sea, whose speech is sooth, declared to me, not a word will I hide or keep from thee.
    Book 17 (22% in)
  • For always my heart within my breast shuddered, for fear lest some man should come and deceive me with his words, for many they be that devise gainful schemes and evil.
    Book 23 (59% in)

There are no more uses of "deceive" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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