How to use Deceptive in a sentence
He was good at deceptive conversation – too good.
Damian knew better than to trust the deceptive appearance of this type of creature.
Maybe it was deceptive to keep it a secret, but if he was marrying her for love, it wouldn't make any difference.
Damian and Eden were closer, his deceptive display of relaxed power causing the air to hum with even more magic.
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Darkyn waited beside an open door, hands clasped behind his back in a deceptive display of ease.
Charles, released in 1288 under a deceptive negotiation, was crowned king of Sicily by Honorius I V.; but he had much ado to defend his continental dominions against James and Roger.
He towered head and shoulders over the mostly female crowd and leaned with deceptive casualness that radiated danger against one of the pillars in the food court.
The abdomen is still "full of surprises"; and he who has most experience of this deceptive region will have least confidence in expressing positive opinions in particular cases of disease without operative investigation.
Vaughan Thompson, Zoological Researches (Cork, 1830); memoir iv., " On the Cirripedes or Barnacles, demonstrating their deceptive character."Advertisement
Deceptive answers were returned to these, and Au was induced by them to advance The Maine- towards Cairo at the head of 3000 men.
The deceptive effect is in some cases heightened by cutting over and polishing by hand the pressed surface.
He was the one who had been deceptive.
He finally arrived at the conclusion that Condillac's notion of passive receptivity as the one source of conscious experience was not only an error in fact but an error of method - in short, that the mechanical mode of viewing consciousness as formed by external influence was fallacious and deceptive.
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The peace of Amiens gave the country a little rest, and the Dutch got back the Cape of Good Hope and their West Indian colonies; it was, however, but the brief and deceptive coast;- interlude between two storms; when war began tution of 1805.
Between 1779 and 1782 the various acts which had hampered the Irish woollen trade were either repealed or modified, but after a brief period of deceptive prosperity followed by failure and distress, the expansion of the trade was limited to the partial supply of the home market.
He was good at deceptive conversation â€“ too good.
Infuriated, the king disowns the honest daughter and gives the kingdom to the two deceptive daughters.
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The name of this diet is deceptive, but the principles on which it works are not.
His eyes were blacker than Gabriel's, and his plain features deceptive.
He did not like the tone of her voice, at once considering and deceptive.
The large nominal proportion of Buddhists is deceptive.
There are somewhat deceptive signs no doubt to lure cyclists to outlying villages.Advertisement
From the High Street the entrance is rather deceptive - there is a wrought iron sign indicating the entrance to an alley.
Distances in the Himalayas, we found, can be extremely deceptive.
Asked if there was any danger of falling, Greene smiled A camera is quite deceptive.
This argument in favor of regional processing, while appealing in its simplicity, is highly deceptive.
Its a very deceptive place, just looks quite normal from the outside.
One common scam is the creation of " shadow " domains that funnel users to a site by using deceptive redirects.
Last year the OFT had over 1400 complaints about deceptive or misleading mailings that used Swiss PO boxes.
Tho it looks like a slightly less attractive version of its predecessor as seems mandatory at BMW these days appearances are deceptive.
The interactive pieces in Clauss's Flying Puppet gallery become chronologically more complex, yet retain their deceptive simplicity.
The distance you walk is quite deceptive, as the path zig zags back and forward up the mountain.
If any money-lender, or any manager, agent or clerk of a moneylender, or any person being a director, manager or other officer of a corporation carrying on the business of a money-lender, by any false, misleading or deceptive statement, representation or promise, or by any dishonest concealment of material facts, fraudulently induces, or attempts to induce, any person to borrow money or to agree to the terms on which money is to be borrowed, he is declared by the act to be guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable on indictment to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years, or to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds, or to both.
We must say it rather bluntly that Meherally 's deceptive methodology is shameful to say the least.
The interactive pieces in Clauss 's Flying Puppet gallery become chronologically more complex, yet retain their deceptive simplicity.
Training to use pre fight deceptive dialog, high probability unarmed tactics and weapons is a must.
Some claim that the fee structure is deceptive, and that Juniper charges what appear to be reasonable fees on the surface, which are actually not in-line with standard industry practice.
The Fair Debt Collection Practice Act prevents collectors from using threatening or deceptive acts in an attempt to collect a debt.
Shopping online with non-certified dealers can be a good way to find a deal, but keep in mind that viewing colors on a computer monitor can be deceptive.
Urban is using the Website keithurban.com "in a deceptive manner and for commericial purposes."
Lawyers stated that this was a deceptive practice to get fans to pay the $29.95 membership fee.
Despite these common symptoms, strep throat can be deceptive.
The look can be amusingly deceptive - from the front, the man looks conservative and clean-cut.
In Connecticut, the attorney general brought a lawsuit against the company in August 2008 for deceptive lending practices that caused financial strain for homeowners within that state.
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However, the Federal Trade Commission recently passed legislation to crack down on deceptive marketing practices online.
At first glance these games seem about as creative as "Punch the Monkey" banner ads - but that simplicity is deceptive.
Moreover, photographs and lighting may be generally deceptive.
The deceptive nature of these programs makes them exceedingly dangerous to unsuspecting dieters who want to lose a significant amount of weight in a very short time.
Brightness is particularly deceptive; thus Canopus, the second brightest star in the heavens, has probably a parallax of less than 0.01 ", and so also has Rigel.
According to an article in Business Journal in 1997, Nordic Track was sued for using deceptive sales techniques and making misleading claims about the effectiveness of the Pro Skier in helping people lose weight.
Three women have filed suit in Los Angeles, accusing TrimSpa and Anna Nicole Smith of "using deceptive business practices" to sell the product, a violation of California's unfair competition law.
The illusion is deceptive; the stage is full of female dancers, but they are so well-rehearsed that their perfectly even kicks and steps all perfectly match the steps and kicks of all the other dancers onstage.
He will either ignore you and you will likely not hear from him again, because he got caught in deceptive behavior and you called him on it or he will call you trying to 'explain' this misunderstanding.
Blanchard published some Recherches sur les caracteres osteo- logiques des oiseaux appliquees a la classification naturelle de ces animaux, strongly urging the superiority of such characters over those drawn from the bill or feet, which, he remarks, though they may have sometimes given correct notions, have mostly led to mistakes, and, if observations of habits and food have sometimes afforded happy results, they have often been deceptive; so that, should more be wanted than to draw up a mere inventory of creation or trace the distinctive outline of each species, zoology without anatomy would remain a barren study.
The royalist plot of the Rue Saint-Nicaise (December 24, 1800) allowed him to make a clean sweep of the democratic republicans, who despite their innocence were depsrted to Guiana, and to annul Assemblies that were a mere show by making the senate omnipotent in constitutional matters; but it was necessary for him to transform this deceptive truce into the general pacification so ardently desired for the last eight years.
Yahweh appears to plead with His people for their sins, but the sinners are no longer a careless and oppressive aristocracy buoyed up by deceptive assurances of Yahweh's help, by prophecies of wine and strong drink; they are bowed down by a religion of terror, wearied with attempts to propitiate an angry God by countless offerings, and even by the sacrifice of the first-born.
It is to be noted that the chronological grouping of the epistles by minute comparison of style is apt to be deceptive; resemblances of this kind are due more to similarity of subject than to proximity in date.
Evidence from traces of organization is alone ' conclusive; the presence of carbonaceous matter, though a useful indication, may be deceptive, for the organic substance may have been derived from other sources than the body which left the impression.
They disappeared into the forest, and Count Orlov-Denisov, having seen Grekov off, returned, shivering from the freshness of the early dawn and excited by what he had undertaken on his own responsibility, and began looking at the enemy camp, now just visible in the deceptive light of dawn and the dying campfires.