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 Meanings and Examples of DECEIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
deceive
 v.  cause to believe what is not true; mislead
Classic Sentence: (194 in 13 pages)
1  But it ain't right to deceive us, son, and it brings blame on us.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIII
2  Now it is you who are telling lies and seeking to deceive me, Mademoiselle; or else you have never been in love, and know nothing about it.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
3  It was of no use for them to try to deceive him; he knew as much about the situation as they did, and he knew that the family might literally starve to death.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
4  It was evident that this excess of caution proceeded from an experience that no subtlety on the part of their enemies could deceive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
5  But while Duncan resorted to these words of consolation to quiet the apprehensions of the sisters, he was not so weak as to deceive himself.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
6  The recollection of the scout did not deceive him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
7  The competitors for this office sought as diligently to please their overseers, as the office-seekers in the political parties seek to please and deceive the people.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
8  He possessed all the disposition to deceive, but wanted the power.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  Mr. Covey's forte consisted in his power to deceive.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  Every thing he possessed in the shape of learning or religion, he made conform to his disposition to deceive.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  She had noted the slight, dry cough, the daily brightening cheek; nor could the lustre of the eye, and the airy buoyancy born of fever, deceive her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
12  He spoke kinder than usual, and said he should come back; but it didn't deceive me.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  Never deceive him by look or word, Meg, and he will give you the confidence you deserve, the support you need.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
14  As regards your questions, however, I will not prevaricate nor deceive you, but will tell you without concealment all that the old man of the sea told me.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
15  As regards your question, however, I will not prevaricate nor deceive you, but what the old man of the sea told me, so much will I tell you in full.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  To deceive oneself is very easy.
2  Who are ready to believe are easy to deceive.
3  Do not deceive me, you knew even if your lie I all can believe.
4  You can't pass exams without working, so don't deceive yourself.
5  He repudiated the allegation/charge/claim that he had tried to deceive them.
6  Human nature is such that we easily deceive ourselves.
7  "Yet," said she, "I am afraid it is a mistake: my thoughts deceive me."
8  Liars begin by imposing upon others but end by deceiving themselves.
9  He finally tumbled to the fact she had been deceiving him for many years.
10  He's a sort of people who're incapable of deceiving you.
11  She was absolutely furious at having been deceived.
12  It is my own fault if I am deceived by the same man twice.
13  She deceived me by pretending to be a famous movie star.
14  He that once deceived is never suspected.
15  Casual acquaintances were deceived by his veneer of sophistication and failed to recognize his fundamental shallowness.