Definitions of Deceiving

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Quotes of Deceiving

  1. Appearances are often deceiving – Aesop
  2. The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. – Hannah Arendt
  3. Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves. – Elias Canetti
  4. I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me. – Camillo di Cavour
  5. If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home. – Theodor Herzl
  6. Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. – Carl Jung
  7. Moreover, statistics can be deceiving the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part -time jobs, with no benefits and generally low pay. – David Korten
  8. It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public. – George Henry Lewes
  9. Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving the most dangerous of professions. – John Morley
  10. Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes. – Algernon Sydney
  11. Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Usage examples for Deceiving

  1. The countess breathed again; and almost deceiving herself with the idea that Helen was indeed ignorant of her treachery, listened with emotions of another kind, when she heard of the rescue of her daughter- in- law. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. You are deliberately deceiving your doctor and nurse. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  3. I've been deceiving you, Walter, all the time, but I did it for the best. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  4. She had hidden it from him, until it could be hidden no longer- she had deceived him in the past, she was deceiving him in the present. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  5. I will tell you why you succeeded in deceiving me in your letters. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  6. And when he offered me his hand he meant it; he was not deceiving me. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  7. She turned away, bitterly, contemptuously indignant and incredulous; and my corroborations only served to give both her and my father a certain dread of Clarence's influence over me, as though I had been either deceived or induced to back him in deceiving them. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. " My love, my darling, can you ever forgive me for deceiving you as I did? – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  9. " Unfortunate- when you were deceiving me every day of your life. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  10. And you don't mind deceiving your grandfather? – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  11. She knew that he was deceiving her; and he felt that she knew it. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  12. I humoured the fellow at first, keeping him in play for nearly a month, deceiving and laughing at him. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  13. " I saw that he was deceiving us. – The Pursuit of the House-Boat by John Kendrick Bangs
  14. But if she succeeded in deceiving Spain, and putting Philip and Parma to sleep, she might well boast of having made fools of them all. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  15. Constance, however, at last made a sign to entreat her to continue deceiving her friend, if only for charity's sake. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  16. " No." " And do you want to start your career by deceiving people?" – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  17. Juan was not satisfied with deceiving his mother in this way, but used to play tricks on her. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  18. But as the prevailing characteristic of this infectious disease is, above all, its contagion, we have preferred to adopt the name of contagious typhus, without, however, deceiving ourselves as to the value of the denomination. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  19. " I knew thou wert deceiving us when thee said 't was not thine," charged the girl. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  20. I was unwilling to say of my sister that she had been deceiving them, though it did seem only too likely. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins

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