Example sentences for: deceptively

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

  • The stereotyping is powerful, the more so because it appears deceptively unquestioned.

  • She just jumps into the shower and puts her wet hair back into a ponytail, which emphasizes her deceptively childlike appearance, and makes me feel slightly Humbertish at check-in time.

  • The boats may appear deceptively primitive, but many of them have their own electric generators and all the modern conveniences.

  • He has put his own suffering--as a boy he saw a Nazi kill his mother--into short narratives of self-absorbed Jewish life before the war that are so ominously toneless, artfully simple and repetitious, deceptively compressed in feeling, that the reader, aware of the horror about to descend on these people, feels like screaming but knows he will not be heard.

  • These deceptively simple structures are no less than the sacred repository of the national identity — Shinto sanctuaries dedicated nearly 2,000 years ago to Japan’s founding deities.


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