Example sentences for: deceive

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

  • Nor are all lies deceptions--some lies are told without any intention to deceive ("You've lost weight!"

  • ' To half-sell anything is not to sell it at all, but to make it seem as if it had been sold, that is, `to deceive.

  • In 2002, Langleben showed that when subjects were hiding information in an attempt to deceive (so-called guilty knowledge), they had intense activity in five distinct brain areas not seen when they were telling the truth.

  • Charges of criminal contempt hinge upon proving beyond a reasonable doubt that there was an intention to deceive, and even Lamberth accepts that such proof is unattainable.

  • But it seems likely that the melodic rise and fall of, say, Licciardello can deceive the ear in a way that--just for an example--its German equivalent Schlick (Middle High German to gulp) simply cannot.


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