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Nothing is more deceitful," said Darcy, "than the appearance of humility.
He sat erect on his throne, and held out the goblet of wine with a steady hand, and bent on Theseus a frown of kingly severity; for, after all, he had too noble a spirit to murder even a treacherous enemy with a deceitful smile upon his face.
I'll stand by her--I'll own her--for all she's been deceitful.
I wrote on the margin of her production "Stupid and deceitful," and then tore it down the middle.
You can't mean to say that Fairies are never greedy, or selfish, or cross, or deceitful, because that would be nonsense, you know.
I would remind you of this that you may learn to leave off being so deceitful, and discover how much you are likely to gain by the embraces out of which you have come here to trick me.
You are a deceitful old hunks, Bazin; that is not true.
With perfectly farcical unexpectedness he yelled shrilly: "Oh, you deceitful wretch
He saw upon her face a smile of triumph which made him expect some shock; but, after the manner of savages, he affected to maintain a deceitful indifference as he gazed at the notaries with an assumed air of calm curiosity.
O, it is not in me, and I am not that deceitful woman you think me
He was aware, also, of a certain measure of indignation against this deceitful young man who had fraudulently imitated a gold-mine with what might have been disastrous results.
On the contrary, I was so demure and used to seem so unconscious that sometimes I considered within myself while I was sitting at work whether I was not growing quite deceitful.