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delude
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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deceive (convince to have a false belief)
  • The Rev. Mr. Merrill countered humbly with Kierkegaard: "What no person has a right to is to delude others into the belief that faith is something of no great significance, or that it is an easy matter, whereas it is the greatest and most difficult of all things."
    p. 315.1
  • They thought that to force a confrontation with soldiers and policemen would not only elevate themselves to the status of heroes; this confrontation, they deluded themselves, would expose the corruption of the political and social system they loftily thought they opposed.
    p. 542.3

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