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We have learnt to prize Him in proportion as we have learnt the deceptiveness of all beside!

He had moments through the night of recognizing the deceptiveness of his senses.

And then he laughed at the deceptiveness and the wild humor of his own speech.

College mates of Taylor will recall the deceptiveness of this outward appearance.

Moralizing on the deceptiveness of appearances, Crimmins fortified himself with another slab of cut-plug.

To the eye it appears an ideal country for traveling, but only a very slight experience is necessary to reveal its deceptiveness.

Here then you see the deceptiveness under the above dissembled conversation of Cain with his brother.

A madman was capable of anything; and yet, confound the chap's deceptiveness, he didn't look mad.

Independently of any skill or deceptiveness, this broken painted surface looks effective and lasts long.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French deceptif (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin deceptivus, from decept-, past participle stem of Latin decipere (see deceive). Earlier in this sense was deceptious (c.1600), from French deceptieux, from Medieval Latin deceptiosus, from deceptionem. Related: Deceptively; deceptiveness.

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