dissimulation

NOUN
  1. the act of deceiving
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How To Use dissimulation In A Sentence

  • A course of lying, of deceit and dissimulation, is that which every good man dreads and which we are all concerned to beg of Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • The conditions of the covenant have been violated by the reservation of spoil from the doomed city; wickedness, emphatically called folly, has been committed in Israel (Ps 14: 1), and dissimulation, with other aggravations of the crime, continues to be practised. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • They know the difference between darkness and light; and know that genuine love consists in manifesting chastity of heart, which lives upon love alone, and does not pride itself on dissimulation, which is a vice. The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre
  • ` ` No, no, Rashleigh, '' said Miss Vernon; ` ` dismiss from your company the false archimage Dissimulation, and it will better ensure your free access to our classical consultations. '' Rob Roy
  • In so far, however, as it is "almost physiological," and based on radical feminine characters, such as modesty, affectability, and sympathy, which have an organic basis in the feminine constitution and can therefore never altogether be changed, feminine dissimulation seems scarcely likely to disappear. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society
  • Thompson enumerates a number of the strategies of domination, including legitimation, dissimulation, unification, fragmentation, and reification.
  • Still we have our limits beyond which we call dissimulation treachery. Romola
  • He [1] was indeede a man of extraordinary parts, a pleasant witt, a greate understandinge, which pierced into and decerned the purposes of other men with wounderfull sagacity, whilst he had himselfe vultum clausum, that no man could make a guesse of what he intended; he was of a temper not to be mooved, and of rare dissimulation, and could comply when it was not seasonable to contradicte without loosinge grounde by the condescention, and if he were not superiour to M'r Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles
  • According to John, the most expedient way to destroy tyrants was to beseech God's retribution, but he explicitly sanctioned human dissimulation and treachery when they served the cause.
  • I dread that she should acquire preposterous notions of love, of happiness, from the furtive perusal of vulgar novels, or from the clandestine conversation of ignorant waiting-maids: – I dread that she should acquire, even from the enchanting eloquence of Rousseau, the fatal idea, that cunning and address are the natural resources of her sex; that coquetry is necessary to attract, and dissimulation to preserve the heart of man. Letters for Literary Ladies: To Which is Added, An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification
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