English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "deceive"

The fighter plane was able to use an electronic jamming system to deceive the enemy radarNo one was deceived by her obvious lies.

The fighter plane was able to use an electronic jamming system to deceive the enemy radar.

A strange bounce deceived the goalkeeper, who could only watch as the ball sailed over his head, and into the net.

His tennis serve is very deceiving. It's not very fast, but it has a wicked spin, and is difficult to return.

The book is an interesting examination of the lies and deceit which make up the world of politics.

If you think that you can only be popular if you lose weight, then you are deceiving yourself.

Their advertising is quite deceptive. They say their prices are the lowest in town, but that is not true.

This government's attempts at deception have resulted in a loss of trust in the public eye.

The government unemployment statistics are somewhat deceptive because they don't include people who have given up looking for work.

The car has a deceptively large trunk. It looks small from the outside, but is much more spacious than one would imagine.

He was quite being deceitful when he suggested that he was not married. In fact, he and his wife are only separated, and have even discussed getting back together.

He is a deceitful person, so you have to be very careful in your dealings with him.

The government's report on the presence of mass weapons of destruction in Iraq is quite deceitful, in that it grossly exaggerates the available evidence.

The man was accused of obtaining insurance money by deception, after he faked an injury following a car accident.

I'm tired of all the lies and deceit in this relationship.

He deceived her into thinking that he would leave his wife for her, but he had no intention of doing so.

My boss is so full of deceit that no one believes anything she says.

Opposition members are accusing the Prime Minister of deceit in his bid to win support for the war against Iraq.

She has deceived herself into believing her boyfriend still loves her, but it's obvious their relationship is finished.

Machiavelli viewed manipulation and deception as integral components of positions of power.

A Chinese proverb suggests that the woman who deceives her husband makes her lover swear never to be unfaithful to her.

An English proverb notes that appearances can be deceiving.

A French proverb tells us that it is more disgraceful to suspect our friends than to be deceived by them.

A French proverb observes that skeptics are never deceived.

An Italian proverb remarks, If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.

A Serbian proverb suggests that he who is quick to believe is quickly deceived.

Madame Swetchine once noted that we deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.

Samuel Johnson once said that we are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.

Walter Scott wrote, Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.


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