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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of deceive.


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  • The title deceived me into thinking this piece is going to be a critique of the wedding industry, yet ended up being anything but.

    Feministing: June 2007 Archives

  • Mr O'Loughlin deceived the LDA about his company's financial health and overcharged it by more than £50,000.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • If I had plighted you a perfect friendship, I am sure my heart could not have borne this rupture and lived; though, indeed, the amazement into which I am cast at having been deceived is so intense and poignant, that if it does not cut short my life, it will at least render it very unhappy.

    The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre

  • Now if the testimony of two distinct persons, that are men, and therefore may deceive or be deceived, is conclusive, much more ought the testimony of the Son of God concerning himself, backed with the testimony of his Father concerning him, to command assent; see 1 John v. 7, 9-11.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • The particular matter in which the apostle cautions them not to be deceived is about the near approach of Christ's coming, as if it was to have been in the apostle's days; and harmless as this error might seem to many, yet, because it was indeed an error, it would have proved of bad consequences to many persons.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • When someone speaks the truth and acknowledges that this sector of our society has been royally deceived, that issues they rally around have little to do with their ultimate welfare, it is time to banish such a person from the campaign trail.

    Catherine Crier: Punished for the Truth

  • Yeah well I can get a bit testy myself about being deceived, which is why the rest of this article is such an insult.

    Firedoglake » Gold Bars Spins Back (How Could He Resist?)

  • Stiglitz and Bilmes begin to demonstrate that the invasion of Iraq amounted to the complete collapse of fiscal sanity - tantamount to the collapse of moral sanity - the blame for which rests not simply with the Bush administration or Congress, reckless as they were in their duty to guard the national interest, but with the administration's base of the willingly deceived, which is a fearful percentage of the population.

    Hole in the Future

  • The ignorant, the superficial, the deceived were the happy among us.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • For a man does not deserve praise if he allows himself to be deceived, which is the object of craftiness; and yet a man deserves praise for allowing himself to be defrauded, according to 1 Cor.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province


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