One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for self-deception
- ‘The quest for precision can lead biographers to criticize the factual inconsistencies, exaggerations, falsehoods, or self-deceit often found in autobiographies.’
- ‘In these murky circumstances, filled with self-deceit and double standards, the corruption of language is inevitable.’
- ‘Yet among many military spokesmen, there was a wilful self-deceit about the effects of these chemicals.’
- ‘By the close of the story, it seems that the narrator has only begun to come to terms with the self-deceit he has practiced on himself.’
- ‘Every armed conflict will merely exacerbate the condition of mutual misunderstanding and self-deceit.’
- ‘Even non-believers must accept the human propensity to self-deceit, selfishness, and evil.’
- ‘This is a story of self-deceit on the grandest scale.’
- ‘They tilt at windmills and the hardships they endure are nothing more than the fruits of their own self-deceit.’
- ‘Undoubtedly, in some cases, this amounts to self-deceit and the telling of lies to others.’
- ‘He has an eye for the compromises and self-deceits that can make us ‘either tyrant or traitor or prisoner’.’
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