Example sentences for: deceive

How can you use “deceive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • We didn't quite know the unhesitating grace with which--if the current charges are true--he orchestrates a campaign to deceive the courts.

  • Rather than build a case from evidence, conspiracists deny the available evidence, maintaining that appearances deceive.

  • In parallel with the roots of onomatopoeia (onoma `name' + poiein `to make or do') I have christened the effect onomatoplazia: onoma again + pladzein `to mislead or deceive.

  • New York is the biggest city in the country by a wide margin, and it is the most urban in character--but don't let that deceive you.

  • Not surprisingly, Langleben got a lot of press after he announced his results, and his experiment led directly to speculation that we might eventually see fMRIs installed at airports, scanning the brains of would-be terrorists trying to deceive security screeners, or in courtrooms, catching perjurers red-handed (or perhaps red–anterior-cingulate-gyrused?)


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