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deception
used in Light in August

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Definition
the act of lying to or misleading someone; or something that misleads
  • It was as though in the moonlight the house had acquired personality: threatful, deceptive.
    Chapter 8 (4% in)
  • Even while he was still a child she would take him with her when with all the intense and mysterious caution of a playing child she would creep to the attic and add to the hoard meagre and infrequent and terrific nickels and dimes (fruit of what small chicanery and deceptions with none anywhere under the sun to say her nay he did not know), putting into the can beneath his round grave eyes coins whose value he did not even recognise.
    Chapter 7 (97% in)

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