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Origin of self-deception
OTHER WORDS FROM self-deceptionself-de·cep·tive, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for self-deception
The mask of self-deception was no longer a mask for me, it was a part of me.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It demonstrates either an incredible act of purposeful evasion or self-deception.
They simply point to paradox and self-deception with sharper eyes than tongue.
Wit, charm, and even vulnerability shine through his snobbery and self-deception says Kirk Davis Swinehart.
Other stories of his illustrate the futility of self-deception on the part of the author.Talks on the study of literature.|Arlo Bates
Everything else is humbug on the one side and self-deception on the other.What is Coming?|H. G. Wells
And even greater than this ingenuity at reprisals is its capacity for self-deception.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Not being as unscrupulous as his French associate, he found it necessary to employ an immense amount of self-deception.A Desperate Voyage|Edward Frederick Knight
In its vaguer significance the phrase, though it contains a truth, contains also some possibilities of self-deception and error.Tremendous Trifles|G. K. Chesterton