American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of duping or the condition of having been duped.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of deceiving or imposing upon the credulity of others; the ways or methods of a duper.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare The act or practice of duping.
- n. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
“Rebecca turns to deception in order to correct her husband's blindness -- more metaphorical than literal -- and give the blessing to its more deserving recipient, Jacob, whom she now ropes into the dupery.”
“Prog blogs is no doubt over flowing with tales of how Iggy is the superior choice, a statesman, a man of the people, a Canadian full of Canadian Canadianishness with just a dash of leaderific super dupery to boot.”
“Famous families are not immune to dupery, however.”
“How much of the exaggerated information on the then new divorce laws which Beaucock imparted to his listener was the result of ignorance, and how much of dupery, was never ascertained.”
“Along the way, however, he points out that the great strength of English departments in universities was that, while being 'vulnerable to charlatanism and dupery' you can say that again, they were also 'the last great repository for the nonutilitarian hopes of the university.”
“RL dupery is not necessarily the path of least resistance.”
“It was to make faith come; but no delights descended from the heavens, and she arose with tired limbs and with a vague feeling of a gigantic dupery.”
“Reid's Hume, however, takes quite a different tack; he takes it to be a sign of foolishness or error or dupery (in any event, part of the deplorable human condition) to accept the testimony of any source whose veracity hasn't been (or, worse, can't be) established by way of consciousness and reason.”
“Never would she have conceived that dupery could be this easy.”
“Indeed, even his closest supporters were inclined to grant his dupery.”
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