Catherine we would fain have deluded yet; but her own quick spirit refused to delude
her: it divined in secret, and brooded on the dreadful probability, gradually ripening into certainty.
Crupp confined herself to making pitfalls on the stairs, principally with pitchers, and endeavouring to delude
Peggotty into breaking her legs.
In the former supposition, his fortitude would be stimulated by his immediate interest in the power of his office; in the latter, by the probability of the sanction of his constituents, who, though they would naturally incline to the legislative body in a doubtful case, would hardly suffer their partiality to delude
them in a very plain case.
If we must needs pry closely into the matter, it may be doubted whether there was any real change, after all, in the sordid, wornout worthless, and ill-jointed substance of the scarecrow; but merely a spectral illusion, and a cunning effect of light and shade so colored and contrived as to delude
the eyes of most men.
Each one was a girl of fair common sense, and she did not delude
herself with any vain conceits, or deny her love, or give herself airs, in the idea of outshining the others.
me with a false assent, and then I am at the mercy of your devices.