HYPOCRISY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HYPOCRISY
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hypocrisy
 n.  practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold; falseness; expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  That feeling was an intimate, familiar feeling, like a consciousness of hypocrisy, which she experienced in her relations with her husband.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 30
2  Her eyes were, it seemed, opened; she felt all the difficulty of maintaining herself without hypocrisy and self-conceit on the pinnacle to which she had wished to mount.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 35
3  Nikolay probably felt the same; he began questioning his brother about his affairs; and Levin was glad to talk about himself, because then he could speak without hypocrisy.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 31
4  At this moment, in his present softened state of feeling, sensitive to everything, this inevitable act of hypocrisy was not merely painful to Levin, it seemed to him utterly impossible.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 1
5  Katavasov went back to his own carriage, and with reluctant hypocrisy reported to Sergey Ivanovitch his observations of the volunteers, from which it would appear that they were capital fellows.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 3
6  "You are never so charming or so absurd as when you are airing some hypocrisy like that," he cried in frank enjoyment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  And if that was hypocrisy, let Atlanta make the most of it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  But it hasn't been hypocrisy that's kept me quiet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
9  The point on which we are certain is, that the difficulties of faith never resolved themselves into hypocrisy in his case.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
10  This is the worst species; hypocrisy enters into it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
11  The past has a visage, superstition, and a mask, hypocrisy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI—END OF THE PETIT-PICPUS
12  I still stood absolutely dumfoundered at what appeared to me her miraculous self-possession and most inscrutable hypocrisy, when the cook entered.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
13  Nay, when I read a letter of his, I cannot help giving him the preference even over Wickham, much as I value the impudence and hypocrisy of my son-in-law.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 57
14  She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE CAREW MURDER CASE
15  The only reality was nothingness, and over it a hypocrisy of words.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  The novel tells the story of a teenager driven to despair by the hypocrisy of the adult world.
2  The debate in the mainstream press has been a classic example of British hypocrisy.
3  There's one rule for her and another rule for everyone else and it's sheer hypocrisy.
4  He then went on to accuse the West of hypocrisy in criticising Russia's human rights record.
5  The government's claim to be concerned about unemployment is sheer hypocrisy.