Deceit in a sentence

Definition of Deceit

An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick. | An act of deceiving someone. | (uncountable) The state of being deceitful or deceptive.

Short Example Sentence for Deceit

  • 1. The deceit was not discovered.
  • 2. The deceit of both of them hurt her immensely.
  • 3. For deceit savours of meanness.
  • 4. He must think her deceit itself.
  • 5. When deceit was so easy it ceased to be a temptation.
  • 6. Are not all women as full of deceit as their grandmothers?
  • 7. But a few passes and falsehood and deceit were vanquished.
  • 8. The time has passed for all deceit and assumed names.
  • 9. In a woman deceit is innate: a part of her very being.
  • 10. He could not accuse her of the slightest deceit or falsification.
  • 11. Beneath whose veil of shining hue Deceit oft lurks, concealed from view.

How to use Deceit in a Sentence?

  • 1. She had met deceit with deceit, and at dawn he was to wait for her at the wood end.
  • 2. So as they appear insidious in deceit and fatal in the combat, they have served their end.
  • 3. There is no taint of untruth or deceit there, mother; they are worthy of their race.
  • 4. That indignation which we profess to feel at deceit absolute, is indeed only at deceit malicious.
  • 5. The ideal he had worshiped lay stricken; falsehood and deceit marked its fair form.
  • 6. But please try to remember that I am accusing you of deceit and disgusting duplicity.
  • 7. But, for one thing, the deceit was practised by a master hand, and might have gulled an angel.
  • 8. He called him a mocker of the Homeric deceit because he had scoffed at the deceit in Homer.
  • 9. I must reap as I have sown; the fruits of disobedience and deceit could never beget happiness.
  • 10. But if thy words are false and cunning, But if thou plannest a deceit ... Have mercy.
  • 11. There was an aura of treachery and deceit about them as they distanced themselves from the rest of the guests.
  • 12. An essential attribute of the boldest and most picturesque of that gentry was the quality of deceit and subterfuge and hypocrisy.
  • 13. The danger of deceit is of course less imminent when not the family but the patient himself takes the initiative.
  • 14. By treachery and deceit they had overcome those who were their proper leaders, and they were even now about to put them to a cruel death.
  • 15. At first they made sure of those who had borne arms; with lies and deceit they were enticed into a trap.
  • 16. He had trusted his wife so blindly; the possibility of deceit or of treachery on her part had never entered into his mind.
  • 17. Dee followed cautiously on, keeping a wary eye on his leader lest some deceit or stratagem should be intended.
  • 18. The practice of deceit would actually appear to obstruct clear-sightedness and dull the ordinary exercise of common sense.
  • 19. Rose Euclid and her youthful worshipper were no worse off than they had been before being victimised by the deceit of the telephone-call.
  • 20. Here was a man who for years had been living in deceit and making an unworthy use of the Sacraments.
  • 21. Mademoiselle listened to him, feigned to be satisfied with his explanation, in fact, met deceit with deceit.
  • 22. All the explanations in the world would not square him now, for one deceit follows another and his second word was no better than his first.
  • 23. He was a man who, while he wilfully deceived himself, was too selfish to understand his deceit might chance to prove the ruin of other people.
  • 24. Then shall oppression be driven from the earth, like the thunder-clouds by the storm-wind, and all deceit will cease to have any more power.
  • 25. People, who knew, rarely attempted it; strangers occasionally did, misled by the deceit of appearances.
  • 26. I unto them; they prophesy unto you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their own heart.
  • 27. The liquid likeness of his wavering face, And tremulous deceit of imag'd grace.
  • 28. What there is difficult to understand about her, why she should be accused of deceit and have her conduct explained, I can hardly guess.
  • 29. In the vaulting of a Gothic roof it is no deceit to throw the strength into the ribs of it, and make the intermediate vault a mere shell.