- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of deceive.
“My title deceives people, and I wish I had made it rather different.”
“My brain deceives me ... that white square in the shadow will never look as dark ad the dark square in the light ... speaking of which, that is exactly the picture I need to explain this phenomenon to my hubby.”
“A little word deceives the thoughts of common men.”
“Sure, this is just one more thing that she feels Don "deceives" her about, but I don't think he was doing anything particularly bad to her.”
“deceives" the Duke of Fife -- it is the Duke's word -- but that does not destroy the Duke's loyalty to him.”
“If the story were written today, the key character would be Cleaver, who deceives his exploratory mission colleagues, sees Lithia as a strategic military/industrial asset, returns to it to rape it of its resources, and, at the end, inadvertenty destroys it.”
“Fiddling crime statistics forms deceives the public that crime is decreasing.”
“Wherefore Satan by equates to of a false suggestion deceives believers in to obeying his will.”
“Jacob, whose name meant "one who deceives," reached the point in his life one night when he was not willing to let God go until God changed him.”
“What is in question here is the message they are getting across; how truthful it is, how honest they are being, and whether their work actually advances any greater understanding of the subject among the audience or whether it merely deceives that audience and brainwashes them into an ignorant misunderstanding of that sensationalized subject.”
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