Edwards did what he always did when he found himself in a pickle, Harbach said, “Deny, deceive, and manipulate.”
When we meet thus, when we do honor to the dead in terms that must sometimes embrace the living, we do not deceive ourselves.
If you deceive your children about Santa, you may give them a more thrilling experience of Christmas.
We should not deceive ourselves: the settlers could very well succeed.
Genuine peace-seekers should not deceive themselves, hoping that if they ignore the Jewish refugees issue, it will go away.
In short, when a person is always to deceive, it is impossible to be consistent.
He is so good that He Himself wishes to deceive Himself about our merits.
You cannot deceive me regarding the varieties of fish that come in cans.
This was a bold stroke, though a dangerous one, meant to deceive the enemy.
Before morning their own footsteps will be so plenty as to deceive them.
c.1300, from Old French decevoir (12c., Modern French décevoir) "to deceive," from Latin decipere "to ensnare, take in, beguile, cheat," from de- "from" or pejorative + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Deceived; deceiver; deceiving.