Example sentences for: deception

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

  • The so-called diskette is a flat black square of rather tough plastic with a hole in the middle and an oblong slot on each of the flat sides; it is said to be 5¼ inches square, but that is a lie: as the only person who probably ever measured one of these things, I can tell you it is 5 3/16 inches square; that may seem irrelevant, but it is only the beginning of the Great Deception.

  • The hairpin turns from farce to melodrama, from satire to bathos, are fresh and deftly navigated, but almost every one of the underlying attitudes is smug and easy: from the corporate flunky named "Brad" to the interchangeable gay neighbors (they're both called "Jim") to the brutally homophobic patriarch next door, an ex-Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) who has reduced his wife (the normally exuberant Allison Janney) to a catatonic mummy and his son, Ricky (Bentley), to a life of subterranean deception.

  • At one point, he even planned to name a character in his novel Deception --a hideous, dowdy actress and an "ever-spouting fountain of tears"--Claire.

  • For even as I cover the "reform" package and rant and rave about the IOC deception, I say: Get me to Sydney.

  • In January 1988, when Jesse Jackson appeared on ABC's This Week , George Will asked him a series of questions designed to expose Jackson's deception and ignorance.


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