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 Meanings and Examples of DECEPTIVE
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deceptive
 a.  misleading, likely or attempting to deceive; fraudulent
Example Sentence:
1  If you see an ad you think is deceptive, you can report it to us.
2  Regulators are considering new ways to fight unfair and deceptive practices.
3  Her simple style is deceptive: what she has to say is very profound.
4  She didn't have the courage to admit to her deception.
5  Detectives followed him for months hoping to catch him out in some deception.
6  S Department of Defense in the hopes of understanding better the concept of deception.
7  It's a deception, as far as I can discover.
8  Haskell did not live to discover the deception.
9  This elaborate deception fooled his family for ages.
10  He admitted conspiring to obtain property by deception.
11  I'm sorry you have resorted to deception.
12  According to the Rambam, the Torah forbids the use of magic because it is a fraud and based on the art of deception.
13  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.
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  Frequently she flared into open wrath under his expert baiting, for she had Gerald's Irish temper along with the deceptive sweetness of face she had inherited from Ellen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  Ever and anon a bright, but, alas, deceptive idea would dart you through.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  Their anxious and eager looks were baffled by the deceptive light, or rested only on naked rocks, and straight and immovable trees.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
4  Geometry is deceptive; the hurricane alone is trustworthy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE QUID OBSCURUM OF BATTLES
5  There are reputations which are deceptive; one does not always know why certain generals, great in other directions, have been so popular.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
6  I know that on such occasions there is much that comes to the surface that is superficial and deceptive, but I have had experience enough not to be deceived by mere signs and fleeting enthusiasms.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
7  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
8  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
9  For the next eight or ten months, Oliver was the victim of a systematic course of treachery and deception.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  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
Get Context   In Chapter 24
11  But the deception could not be kept up forever.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
12  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 A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
13  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
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
14  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
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
15  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI