Definitions

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  • n. The point of being undeceived or freed from a misconception.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ deception

Examples

  • The Englishman whom the Times has misled for four years concerning the American struggle has a fellow-feeling for his Times even in the mortification of undeception; for this Englishman had never supposed that the Times, any more than himself, was actuated by profound political morality in the side it espoused -- rather by personal proclivities, clamor, and "rule of thumb."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866

  • Even in the pure passion of the fight for liberty among these young and middle-aged women, the tongue of scandal occasionally wagged in moments of lassitude, discouragement, undeception.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

  • Reformation in Bohemia had also received its death-blow, they had not long to wait for a painful undeception.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • The enormous undeception that comes upon him still leaves spaces in his mind.

    Essays

  • Semon makes one rather candid admission, "The impossibility of interpreting the phenomena of physiological stimulation by those of direct reaction, and the undeception of those who had put faith in this being possible, have led many on the BACKWARD PATH OF VITALISM."

    Unconscious Memory

  • Humboldt in the Cosmos truly observes -- "What is most wonderful for us to comprehend is the undeception which takes place with respect to the kind of innate belief which men entertain of the repose and immovability of the terrestrial strata."

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests

  • Length of life brings, in the soul of the ambitious, days of hearty undeception; but it does not discourage them from their course of ambition.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • Not but, in other respects, Mr. Norbert was not clear sighted enough, or that he did not perfectly know the town, and even by experience, the very branch of imposition now in practice upon him: but we had his passion our friend so much, he was so blinded and hurried on by it, that he would have thought any undeception a very ill office done to his pleasure.

    Memoirs of Fanny Hill.

  • Mrs. Cole only smiled at my ignorance, and said nothing towards my undeception, which was not affected but by ocular demonstration, some months after, which a most singular accident furnished me, and which I will here set down, that I may not return again to so disagreeable a subject.

    Memoirs of Fanny Hill.

  • Not but, in other respects, Mr. Norbert was not clear sighted enough, or that he did not perfectly know the town, and even by experience, the very branch of imposition now in practice upon him: but we had his passion our friend so much, he was so blinded and hurried on by it, that he would have thought any undeception

    Fanny Hill, Part VIII (second letter)

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