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How to use dissimulation in a sentence

I could grudge him, for his knavery and dissimulation, though I do not envy much the having the same place myself.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Argyle renewed his courtship to the king; and the king, with equal dissimulation, pretended to repose great confidence in Argyle.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.I., PART E.DAVID HUME
This sudden, unexpected fortune so completely turned his head that he forgot his skilful dissimulation.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
Helen blushed deeply; dissimulation was a very difficult task to her, and for a moment seemed more than her strength could bear.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Mme. Fauvel, who flattered herself that she had displayed wonderful dissimulation, shook her head.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
With this view, they agreed upon a course of meanness and dissimulation, which involved the most tragical consequences.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
The arrival of Frances Stuart at Court gave her an opportunity to practise her powers of dissimulation.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
An angry moralist, like a schoolmaster with a birch, is an incapable instructor; his stripes are resented by dissimulation.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
The young man had been having some special training in dissimulation, and he did not betray any surprise.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Within a few months of her arrival the cool eye of Knox had pierced through the veil of Mary's dissimulation.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
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WORDS RELATED TO DISSIMULATION

  • acting
  • bluffing
  • cheating
  • concealment
  • counterfeiting
  • covering
  • dissembling
  • dissimulation
  • masking
  • pretense
  • simulation
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