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deceive
used in Oryx and Crake

3 uses
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Definition
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
  • He didn't expect to get a job right away, and in this he was not deceived.
    p. 241.2
  • His ears deceive him: he thinks he can hear a jazz horn, and under that a rhythmic drumming, as if from a muffled nightclub.
    p. 105.2
  • They're wolvogs they're bred to deceive.
    p. 205.6

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