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Dissembling her displeasure, she praised the hammer-cloth, and especially the fringe.

"One does not hinder the other," said the renegade, dissembling.

The average woman will stick to the safe habit of dissembling.

I would have noted the suggestive, dissembling, observing unconcern of her companion.

But that thing of his dissembling was only subject to his perceptibility, not to his will determinate.

"True, monsieur," said the regent, dissembling with difficulty.

It's your cool, dissembling, smiling hypocrite, of whom you should beware.

Mr. Parris, among his other accomplishments, had the power of dissembling.

"I know you never were any use at dissembling," he answered.

If she were dissembling he would dissemble, too, but to a better end.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (implied in dissemblable), apparently a variant of Middle English dissimule (influenced by Middle French dessembler or English resemble), late 14c., from Old French dissimuler, from Latin dissimulare (see dissimulation). Related: Dissembled; dissembling.

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