verb (used with object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing.
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Origin of deceive
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They sacked Allen seven times, including one from Dunlap, but that number is deceiving.What to know for NFL Week 9: Tua Tagovailoa arrives, and Tom Brady’s Buccaneers take a beating|Adam Kilgore|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Their bodies do not deceive, even if they sometimes cajole or trick us.Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog (Ep. 436)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 22, 2020|Freakonomics
Six months later, the board again suspended Letourneau when a ninth client came forward and more details emerged on how his legal assistant “actively deceived” clients and Letourneau.She Was Afraid of Her Lawyer. Then the Text Messages Started.|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor|October 8, 2020|ProPublica
Prosecutors allege the men deceived donors by using Kolfage’s public persona and his pledge not to take a dime in salary.
He denied deceiving her by claiming the governor would be at the meeting too.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time|by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News|September 10, 2020|ProPublica
And cancer, deceiver, pretender, coward; it cannot even subsist without the vibrant people it depends on.
English-speaking readers will now be able to enjoy for the first time The True Deceiver, translated by Thomas Teal.
The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson A wintry tale about two women and the search for truth.
And falling on his knees before the settle he began to pour forth the most dreadful curses on the head of his deceiver.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
A lovely girl was once drugged by her deceiver and left to bear her shame alone.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
According to these words Ezekiel was either an out-and-out deceiver, a wicked man, or, he was a clairvoyant.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
Falling into the pose with consummate art of the practiced deceiver, she really made an attractive study.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
O Lovelace, thou art surely nearly allied to the grand deceiver, in thy endeavour to suit temptations to inclinations?Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson