dissemble


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dissemble

(dĭ-sĕm′bl)
To mislead, to give a false impression, or to conceal the truth.
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The thought of troubling the peace of a household has always been repugnant to me; and not only so, I could not dissemble my feelings, the instinct of sincerity was too strong in me; I should have found it a physical impossibility to lead a life of glaring falsity.
She would want to know what delayed me--and, you see, it would be painful for me to dissemble before her.
Monks cast a look of hate, which, even then, he could not dissemble, at the astonished boy, and sat down near the door.
Almost from our mother's breast do we enter the world ready to dissemble.
Heavy weight pundits dissemble the news With depressingly familiar BBC views.
I guess this means they need someone to come up with some way to dissemble the law, to write a rationalization or circumlocution (or outright fabrication) pretending that a coup is not a coup, even if it walks like a coup and quacks like a coup.
Their act dissemble pop and rebuild it into mad and marvellous structures.
In a speech at the Labour conference, the Shadow Foreign Secretary will say: "Let us tell the Nationalists with a quiet confidence that they can bully, they can bluster and they can boast, they can delay and dissemble, but on the issue of separation they do not speak for Scotland.
On April 2 in the village of Kadaga (Riga District), two men attempted to dissemble a WWII military shell they had found in a forest.
Further, he is willing to evade, dissemble and obfuscate in order that his extreme views escape scrutiny.
While Hasili was a smart performer who was placed in French Listed company before retiring to the paddocks, her older half-sister Dissemble was unraced.