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If a rival or enemy shows one generosity or kindness, one should be suspicious of their motives.
- ‘Beware the Greeks bearing gifts, he cries, hurling a spear into its side.’
- ‘As the measure has been drawn by the most experienced and devoted friends of the reform, there is no occasion to fear the "Greeks bearing gifts" in this instance.’
- ‘Government also seems to have realised that it should beware the Greeks bearing gifts.’
- ‘During the discussion in the Senate and House, the principle, "Fear the Greeks bearing gifts," was introduced and reiterated with emphasis.’
- ‘The only antidote to this kind of thing that I can think of, is the folklore wisdom contained in "Beware the Greeks bearing gifts."’
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