Usage examples for dissembling

  1. Arrochkoa knocks with his finger on the door of the peaceful house: " I would like to see my sister, if you please," he says to an old nun who opens the door, astonished- Before he has finished talking, a cry of joy comes from the dark corridor, and a nun, whom one divines is young in spite of the envelopment of her dissembling costume, comes and takes his hand. – Ramuntcho by Pierre Loti
  2. Grant found himself thinking of this dissembling quality as one of nature's provisions designed for the protection of women, much as the sombre plumage of the prairie chicken protects her from the eye of the sportsman. –  by
  3. There was going to be no dissembling he was going to speak frankly. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  4. But there are moments when love, though the most dissembling of the passions, cannot lie. – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  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. But at this moment something- an instinct of dissembling causes him to counterfeit sleep; and he lies still, with shut eyelids. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  7. " Listen, madam,"- he began, at last, breathing heavily at times, grinding his teeth:-" there is no necessity for our dissembling with each other; I do not believe in your repentance; and even if it were genuine, it is impossible for me to become reconciled to you, to live with you again." – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  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. Marry, there's dissembling indeed. – The Fatal Jealousie (1673) by Henry Nevil Payne Commentator: Willard Thorp
  10. We doctors are dissembling dogs. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  11. 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
  12. " It is a very artistic production altogether," said the widow, dissembling her astonishment. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  13. He took it coolly- appearing completely indifferent- perfectly dissembling his very serious disappointment. – Gambler's World by John Keith Laumer
  14. True hearts may have dissembling eyes. – Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age by Various
  15. 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
  16. But her face, or what he saw of it, showed no dissembling – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  17. By New Year's there was no dissembling – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  18. 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