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dissemble
used in The Magic Mountain

4 uses
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Definition
hide or disguise the truth without outright lying
  • How did one look into the heart and mind of a man who dissembled and denied?
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (68% in)
  • Ah, but his adversary was not tongue-tied, either; he knew how to disrupt this angelic hallelujah with nasty, brilliant protests, declaring himself a partisan of life and its conservation and an opponent of the spirit of sedition lurking beneath such seraphic dissemblance.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (62% in)
  • That course seemed finer and more humane—and I'm sure you know how Clavdia drawls the word out so charmingly in that magical, husky voice of hers—than silence and dissembling, and to that extent a weight was lifted from my heart, when you made your observation just now.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (88% in)
  • The embarrassment grew—an odd embarrassment that was intended for manifestations in the uncontrolled regions of their own interiors, but, given the dissembling, semi-real quality of those manifestations, was directed instead to external reality.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (31% in)

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