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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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"They're deceivingly quicker than you think they are," said Kramer, whose team led 18-11 after a strong start.
From the earliest documented case of homicidal copycatting in Canada, to the fact that at any given time up to six serial killers were operating at once in the deceivingly serene "Forest City," London was once a place that on the surface presented a veneer of normality when beneath that surface dark things would whisper and stir.
Red slicers represent a huge subgroup of varieties that bear fruits that look deceivingly like the round, red tomatoes in stores, only they taste worlds better.
On the next wall of this pine-colored room's winding path, hung another "deception" (Catalogue Deception, after 1813, also visible in figure 1), which depicts a deceivingly naturalistic book with dog-eared pages and the word "Paintings" inscribed in simulated typeface.
All burgers are served on brioche buns which look deceivingly small when they arrive but are so packed with savoury treats, anything bigger would be sheer gluttony.
In the picture, estimated to be worth PS3.3 million, the feared killer who terrorised 19th Century America looks deceivingly genteel while playing the gentle British sport of croquet.
A half kilometer away, bigger waves crashed to roll over a submerged reef, and in the distance the sail of a small dhow rocked violently on the deceivingly rough ocean.
In rapid reply, a deceivingly large maw siphons the baby bluegill from the waterscape, erasing its brief existence.
They have a deceivingly high shoulder area through the way they are built and the fact that they have a bristly mane that stands up on their spinal area of the neck and shoulder.
"It was much easier than I thought it was going to be, deceivingly so," said Kelly, who had not eaten for two days to make full use of her 7lb claim at 9st 12lb.
Many predatory publishers also deploy unscrupulous marketing practices to seduce unsuspecting potential authors, such as inventing journal titles that are similar to those of well-known and reputable journals, or using logos deceivingly like those of conventional publishing houses.