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TO DECEIVE. To induce another either by words or actions, to take that for true which is not so. Wolff, Inst. Nat. Sec. 356.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"However, some narrow-minded individuals tend to deceive people and attribute to themselves the steps taken by the president."
'The circulation of these accounts is alarming since they can be used to deceive the public to support or donate money for fake initiatives of the government that will allegedly help poor Filipinos,' DSWD Secretary Virginia 'Gee' N.
protects girls who prey and flatter deceive " But she argued Wright's behaviour was not grooming.
Another warned: "Work is ongoing to deceive us on the number of facilities, the number of weapons, the number of missiles.
Kumara Guru allegedly posed as a 'Datuk Seri' to deceive two policemen at Persiaran Batu Belah, Bukit Raja here at about 6.30am on March 17.
Written by the US intelligence community's foremost expert on denial and deception, Practise to Deceive is as deceptive as the subject it claims to describe.
"In 2017 we have seen around the world tyrannical leaders that enslave their peoples, populist leaders that deceive them, corrupt leaders that rob them, even simply democratic, wellintentioned leaders of many parties and countries who are normal, fallible human beings."
Konashenkov indicated that US President Donald Trump's statements on his victory over Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Pentagon's statements that the US-led coalition will remain in the country until the full elimination of terrorism deceive the international community.
Two residents of Dushanbe were imposed fines for making fake stamps and attempt to deceive the employees of the U.S.
And former Blackburn and England winger Stuart Ripley, together with a Mr P Raven and a Mr M Johnson, decided that the video footage "gave clear and overwhelming evidence that the player had exaggerated the effect of a normal contact in order to deceive the referee."
They (Hardik Patel and Congress) can continue to mutually deceive each other and the public by saying that they will devise a methodology of breaching the cap."
In a statement, the FA said: "Although attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled is a cautionable offence for unsporting behaviour, the fact that the act of simulation has succeeded in deceiving a match official and, therefore, led to a penalty and/or dismissal, justifies a more severe penalty which would act as a deterrent."