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dissemble

(dĭ-sĕm′bl)
To mislead, to give a false impression, or to conceal the truth.
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Regina Buccola interrogates the issue of gender issues in Shakespeare and Middleton by considering Measure for Measure alongside More Dissemblers Besides Women.
Consider that even political dissemblers in New York state, for instance, are hardly likely to question the patriotism of Empire State companies for incorporating in Delaware.
Loyalty focuses in producing electronic recycling equipment, counting a full line of CRT dissemblers and processors, a PCB recycling system, refrigerator recovery units, air conditioner and washer dissemblers, processing for other office equipment.
As dissemblers by trade, actors notoriously challenged this view by assuming multiple guises and perfecting a wide repertoire; indeed, behind many of the virulent attacks against actors in the eighteenth and nineteenth century lay deep anxieties about the nature of human character.
The dissemblers earn a weekly paycheck based precisely on the number of reusable parts they are able to pull from used cars.
But the complexity of Cate Blanchett's performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay Gatsby and Tom Ripley, dissemblers who will stop at nothing to convince themselves and others they are to the manor born--not by birthright but by deceit and more than a little self-delusion.
Similarly, back in 1997, The Times newspaper reviewer AA Gill described the Welsh as "loquacious, dissemblers, immoral liars, stunted, bigoted, dark, ugly, pugnacious little trolls" just two months after the narrow referendum 'Yes' vote.
HENCEFORTH, let December 9 be known as St Vince's Day - for on that date last week dissemblers were finally given their own patron saint.
Agripyne: These Irishmen, Some say, are great dissemblers, and I feare, These two the badge of their owne countrie weare.
36) Scholasticism remains important for refuting error (here again Anselm is exemplary) while continuing vigilance is necessary to protect the young and, by implication, ferret out the dissemblers.
On top of this there is the fact that secret service agents--or spooks', for short--are professional dissemblers, not just occasional and incidental ones like, for example, politicians and so can never be trusted, especially when we know they have lied to us in the past.
4) While Rosenblatt's earnest anger is not surprising given the circumstances, what is surprising is how the context of insecurity and fear magnifies the danger represented by the culture's dissemblers.