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His eyes, round and full and steady, taxed her with falsehood, with hypocrisy.

I will not make it a hypocrisy to say, 'Lead us not into temptation.'

What kin' o' a usefulness can that be that has hypocrisy for its fundation?

But your hypocrisy and your mummery shall serve you to little purpose.

The world is a miserable, hollow, deceitful shell of vanity and hypocrisy.

Formalist and Hypocrisy choose the easy ways, and are heard of no more.

That there could be any need for hypocrisy never occurred to him.

"I have been busy," he began, and then stopped with a sense of hypocrisy.

To send it by post, pretending to be ill again, would be hypocrisy he could not support.

In fact, your hypocrisy was so consummate that I never suspected it.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, ipocrisie, from Old French ypocrisie, from Late Latin hypocrisis, from Greek hypokrisis "acting on the stage, pretense," from hypokrinesthai "play a part, pretend," also "answer," from hypo- "under" (see sub-) + middle voice of krinein "to sift, decide" (see crisis). The sense evolution in Attic Greek is from "separate gradually" to "answer" to "answer a fellow actor on stage" to "play a part." The h- was restored in English 16c.

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