Usage examples for deceitful

  1. " And then, it is purely patriotic in us," with a deceitful smile. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. Immediately, you deceitful creature! – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  3. This love and hatred prevail together with those who in the world had been inwardly deceitful, and had set their minds in enmity against the Lord. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  4. The priest looked at him, with something of honest English fierceness in his eyes, and dropping the bridle, muttered to himself in Latin: The bloodthirsty and deceitful man shall not live out half his days. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  5. Both men had sat on their committees at the Town Hall across the way that deceitful afternoon, and we see them now, after refreshment well earned and consumed, about to separate and sink into private life. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  6. Was the angel of my life deceitful? – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  7. Is not everything a dream- a deceitful dream? – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  8. It did not strike Jenny at the time that the appointment seemed girt with intrigue, as if whispers had gone to the making of it, whispers that voiced a deceitful purpose in her friend. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  9. If he withdrew because of this scandal there might be some awkward hours for Frank Armour's wife at Greyhope; but, more than that, there would be a very hard- hearted young lady to play her part in the deceitful world; she would be as merciless as she could be. – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  10. You crawling, deceitful fiend! – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  11. Are you sure that your heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked? – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  12. Nurse Thessala, now tell me true, is not this a deceitful ill, to charm and torment me both at once? – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  13. This seeming change for the better is only one of these deceitful turns of her disease by which so many are deceived. – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell
  14. " A woman's a right to do what she likes in that way, and she isn't necessarily deceitful because she passes as a single woman in one place and a widow in another. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  15. I do not believe I am deceitful, though all my life I have seen my parents try to seem what they are not; that is, try to seem like rich people, when sometimes father's practice brought him only a few hundreds a year, and there was mother and myself and Tom to support. – Miss McDonald by Mary J. Holmes
  16. It was not her beauty which influenced him, a moment ago he had been ready to despise it if she were a deceitful woman; something more subtle than her beauty appealed to him, herself, the revelation of herself which was in her question. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  17. And here we are at the Bible again: " Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful." – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  18. However, these doleful complaints, far from rendering Madame Vantrasson interesting, imparted a deceitful and most disagreeable expression to her countenance. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  19. Miserable, wretched, deceitful, frightened as I am I could tell her- tell her all.... – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers