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hypocrite
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
someone who violates claimed moral standards
  • Thus the hypocrite may be said to be a player; and indeed the Greeks called them both by one and the same name.
    Book 7 (1% in)
  • A treacherous friend is the most dangerous enemy; and I will say boldly, that both religion and virtue have received more real discredit from hypocrites than the wittiest profligates or infidels could ever cast upon them: nay, farther, as these two, in their purity, are rightly called the bands of civil society, and are indeed the greatest of blessings; so when poisoned and corrupted with fraud, pretence, and affectation, they have become the worst of civil curses, and have enabled men...
    Book 3 (34% in)
  • "Lookee, Mr Nightingale," said Jones, "I am no canting hypocrite, nor do I pretend to the gift of chastity, more than my neighbours.
    Book 14 (35% in)

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