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 Meanings and Examples of DECEITFUL
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deceitful
 a.  dishonest or hiding the truth
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
2  Nothing is more deceitful," said Darcy, "than the appearance of humility.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  She cannot accuse me of showing one bit of deceitful softness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  'A deceitful, bad-hearted girl,' said Mrs. Joram.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
5  I felt that you were false and deceitful.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
6  He had previously communicated his plan to the former, who aided the deceit by quitting his house, under the pretence of a journey and concealed himself, with his daughter, in an obscure part of Paris.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
7  He revolved a thousand plans by which he should be enabled to prolong the deceit until it might be no longer necessary, and secretly to take his daughter with him when he departed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
8  The greater the accumulation of deceit and trouble in the world, the brighter and the purer shone the star of Dora high above the world.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
9  Except deceit and lying nothing could come of it now; and deceit and lying were opposed to his nature.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 3
10  He vividly recalled all the constantly recurring instances of inevitable necessity for lying and deceit, which were so against his natural bent.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
11  He recalled particularly vividly the shame he had more than once detected in her at this necessity for lying and deceit.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
12  Vronsky could not understand how she, with her strong and truthful nature, could endure this state of deceit, and not long to get out of it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 23
13  There is no deceit she would stick at.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
14  He felt that the husband was magnanimous even in his sorrow, while he had been base and petty in his deceit.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 18
15  All this was falsehood, disgusting, irreverent deceit.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 20
Example Sentence:
1  I advise you not to cooperate with that deceitful businessman.
2  His political opponents were able to tear off the show of sincerity that had been covering his deceitful intentions.
3  His political opponents tore away the show of sincerity covering his deceitful intention.
4  He is above meanness and deceit.
5  It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
6  The story is about theft, fraud and deceit on an incredible scale.
7  His deceit is disgusting; he took everybody in!