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deceive
used in Light in August

3 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • They say that it is the practiced liar who can deceive.
    Chapter 4 (35% in)
  • But in them is that shadow of the belief that he is trying to deceive her.
    Chapter 2 (80% in)
  • But so often the practiced and chronic liar deceives only himself; it is the man who all his life has been selfconvicted of veracity whose lies find quickest credence.
    Chapter 4 (35% in)

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