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Usage examples for dissembling

  1. True hearts may have dissembling eyes. – Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age by Various
  2. " It is a very artistic production altogether," said the widow, dissembling her astonishment. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  3. Good for Christmas- time is the ruddy colour of the cloak, in which- the tree making a forest of itself for her to trip through, with her basket- Little Red Riding- Hood comes to me one Christmas Eve to give me information of the cruelty and treachery of that dissembling Wolf who ate her grandmother, without making any impression on his appetite, and then ate her, after making that ferocious joke about his teeth. – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles
  4. He began to learn the distressing necessity of dissembling his feelings; he endeavoured at great cost to bear as unconcerned a part as before in simple festivities and gatherings, while the clouds gathered and the thunder muttered in his soul. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  5. 303. " An Irony is dissembling or changing the proper signification of a word or sentence to quite the contrary." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. They avowed that the King created infinite trouble by thus treating his affairs in one way with one set of councillors and in an opposite sense with the others, thus dissembling with all, and added that Philip was now much astonished at the dissatisfaction created in the provinces by the discrepancy between the French letters brought by Egmont, and the Spanish letters since despatched to the Duchess. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. But her face, or what he saw of it, showed no dissembling. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  8. The fools, my juniors by a year, Are tortured with suspense and fear; Who wisely thought my age a screen, When death approached, to stand between: The screen removed, their hearts are trembling; They mourn for me without dissembling. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  9. There was going to be no dissembling; he was going to speak frankly. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  10. Marry, there's dissembling indeed. – The Fatal Jealousie (1673) by Henry Nevil Payne Commentator: Willard Thorp
  11. He took it coolly- appearing completely indifferent- perfectly dissembling his very serious disappointment. – Gambler's World by John Keith Laumer
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