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hypocrisy
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

8 uses
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Definition
pretending to have moral standards while not living up to them
  • His chief belief was that most people are not merely foolish or short-sighted or lacking in imagination but consciously and viciously hypocritical.
    10 — Poetry and Life (63% in)
  • Our business is to point the finger, so to speak, at pious hypocrisy—not simple hypocrisy of the usual sort but a psychological kind, a sort of lie in the soul.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (93% in)
  • Our business is to point the finger, so to speak, at pious hypocrisy—not simple hypocrisy of the usual sort but a psychological kind, a sort of lie in the soul.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (93% in)
  • —and if Miss Editha had been listening she would be laughing now with old-womanish disgust at the hypocrisy of it.
    6 — Esther (61% in)
  • He discovered the doctrine of hypocrisy, and discovered, best of all, that if he was neurotic it was emphatically not his fault.
    10 — Poetry and Life (69% in)
  • And so now the great hater of hypocrisy had fallen into a life of gloomy hypocrisy.
    10 — Poetry and Life (72% in)
  • And so now the great hater of hypocrisy had fallen into a life of gloomy hypocrisy.
    10 — Poetry and Life (72% in)
  • He liked all this, especially now, when he knew it was pure hypocrisy, and the more he growled and fretted and whined, the harder she struggled to please him.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (3% in)

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