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hypocrisy
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
pretending to have moral standards while not living up to them
  • Thus we have two great and hardly reconcilable streams of thought and ethical strivings; the danger of the one lies in anarchy, that of the other in hypocrisy.
    Chapter 10 (80% in)
  • Such a double life, with double thoughts, double duties, and double social classes, must give rise to double words and double ideals, and tempt the mind to pretence or revolt, to hypocrisy or radicalism.
    Chapter 10 (75% in)
  • To-day the two groups of Negroes, the one in the North, the other in the South, represent these divergent ethical tendencies, the first tending toward radicalism, the other toward hypocritical compromise.
    Chapter 10 (82% in)

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