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 Meanings and Examples of DECEPTION
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 n.  act of deceiving
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1  The wise and attentive precautions adopted for his safety touched Richard's feelings, and removed any slight grudge which he might retain on account of the deception the Outlaw Captain had practised upon him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
2  Till she had shed many tears over this deception, Fanny could not subdue her agitation; and the dejection which followed could only be relieved by the influence of fervent prayers for his happiness.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  For the next eight or ten months, Oliver was the victim of a systematic course of treachery and deception.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
4  It cannot be doubted that Sir Walter and Elizabeth were shocked and mortified by the loss of their companion, and the discovery of their deception in her.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
5  But the deception could not be kept up forever.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
6  I was still rather raw over the deception which had been practised upon me, but the warmth of Holmes's praise drove my anger from my mind.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
7  I might, it is true, have reversed my boots, as I have done on similar occasions, but the sight of three sets of tracks in one direction would certainly have suggested a deception.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  The doctor has certainly played the game for all it is worth, and one would like to know the reason for such elaborate deception.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  Just how early in his married life Frank learned of the deception Scarlett had used in marrying him, no one ever knew.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
10  Duncan affected not to comprehend the meaning of their repeated and violent interrogatories, while his companion was spared the effort of a similar deception by his ignorance of French.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
11  Heyward smiled to himself at the idea of a competition with the scout, though he determined to persevere in the deception, until apprised of the real designs of Magua.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
12  Cunning and deception become necessary, inevitable habits.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  He could not have carried on a comedy of deception with her; he could not have lived with her openly.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A PAINFUL CASE
14  Disloyalty would be as impossible to him as deception.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In SECOND ACT
15  Continuing his disgraceful deception, he succeeded in the course of the afternoon in alienating the affections of my only ward.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In THIRD ACT
Example Sentence:
1  She didn't have the courage to admit to her deception.
2  Detectives followed him for months hoping to catch him out in some deception.
3  S Department of Defense in the hopes of understanding better the concept of deception.
4  It's a deception, as far as I can discover.
5  Haskell did not live to discover the deception.
6  This elaborate deception fooled his family for ages.
7  He admitted conspiring to obtain property by deception.
8  I'm sorry you have resorted to deception.
9  According to the Rambam, the Torah forbids the use of magic because it is a fraud and based on the art of deception.
10  The same principles of deception and misdirection, albeit on a much smaller scale, are now starting to be used by some organisations to thwart malicious hackers keen to establish a bridgehead on internal networks.
11  If you see an ad you think is deceptive, you can report it to us.
12  Regulators are considering new ways to fight unfair and deceptive practices.
13  Her simple style is deceptive: what she has to say is very profound.