Dead to her uncle, who had renounced her; dead to the servants of the house, who had failed to recognise her; dead to the persons in authority, who had transmitted her fortune to her husband and her aunt; dead to my mother and my sister, who believed me to be the dupe
of an adventuress and the victim of a fraud; socially, morally, legally-- dead.
I hope,' said Arthur, 'that he and his dupes
may be a warning to people not to have so much done with them again.
An unprincipled adventurer--a dishonourable character--a man who preys upon society, and makes easily-deceived people his dupes
, Sir; his absurd, his foolish, his wretched dupes
, Sir,' said the excited Mr.
perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe
to illusions all one's life.
It was a common trick with the boys--particularly if a stranger was present--to pretend a cramp and howl for help; then when the stranger came tearing hand over hand to the rescue, the howler would go on struggling and howling till he was close at hand, then replace the howl with a sarcastic smile and swim blandly away, while the town boys assailed the dupe
with a volley of jeers and laughter.
Her resentment of such behaviour, her indignation at having been its dupe
, for a short time made her feel only for herself; but other ideas, other considerations, soon arose.
of whose intrigues Wolsey was at once the instrument and the dupe
de Treville was the more the dupe
, from having himself, as we have said, observed something fresh between the cardinal, the king, and the queen.
Athos was not altogether the queen's dupe
, but he was not a man to run away on suspicion -- above all, when distinctly told that he should see his friends again.