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I am never successful in my little attempts at deception, even in self-defence.

It is your part to pave the way for this deception; mine to maintain it.

Now he sought only how to conceal his deception and falseness.

And how often is a deception of the senses or an error of the reason accepted as a conviction!

Realization to the mind necessitates not deception of the eye.

All falsehood must be a blot as well as a sin, an injury as well as a deception.

We want a reality above the traffic and deception of the senses.

Are they not both instruments of deception, both designed to catch the dollar?

Here are our instruments of deception, our poisoned 75 sources of lucre.

Here at least, the means of deception were reduced to a minimum.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French déception (13c., decepcion) or directly from Late Latin deceptionem (nominative deceptio) "a deceiving," from Latin decept-, past participle stem of decipere (see deceive).

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