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deceive
used in Listening for Lions

9 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • "I couldn't deceive him again."
    Book 3 — Rachel Pritchard (23% in)
  • I had just set foot on England and already two people were deceived.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (14% in)
  • If I told the grandfather upon his deathbed that his son had deceived him and that I was an imposter, I would certainly hasten his death.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (15% in)
  • Instead, I sat silent while mile after mile of unfamiliar country rolled past, each mile taking me closer and closer to the moment when I would have to deceive Valerie's dying grandfather.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (18% in)
  • Here was the third person to be deceived.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (21% in)
  • After hearing that, how could I tell Grandfather that I had deceived him?
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (70% in)
  • They would surely punish me if I did not, but if I had deceived Grandfather once, I would not deceive him again.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (78% in)
  • They would surely punish me if I did not, but if I had deceived Grandfather once, I would not deceive him again.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (78% in)
  • "I don't suggest you deceive him.
    Book 3 — Rachel Pritchard (23% in)

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