Origin of deception
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Examples from the Web for deception
She is against the patriarchy, especially when personified in villainous ogres like the Duke of Deception.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine
November 3, 2014
They see collusion and deception and they say Ankara is determined to subjugate them.Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph
October 3, 2014
I felt like that was one of the first moments you ever see Alicia caught in an act of deception.
I loved the volatility to his reaction and the deception, and then her walking away with the security guards to the elevator.
The landings culminated years of debate, planning, construction, bickering, invention, training, deception of the enemy and more.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion
June 5, 2014
I am never successful in my little attempts at deception, even in self-defence.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
It is your part to pave the way for this deception; mine to maintain it.Casanova's Homecoming
Now he sought only how to conceal his deception and falseness.Salted With Fire
And how often is a deception of the senses or an error of the reason accepted as a conviction!A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
Realization to the mind necessitates not deception of the eye.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
- the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
- something that deceives; trick
Word Origin and History for deception
early 15c., from Middle French déception (13c., decepcion) or directly from Late Latin deceptionem (nominative deceptio) "a deceiving," from Latin decept-, past participle stem of decipere (see deceive).