Meaning: the quality of being fraudulent
You can imagine how bad David felt when he learned what had happened through his own deceit.
With tremendous exercise of craft, deceit, and guile, he devotes his life godlike to this purpose.
Except deceit and lying nothing could come of it now; and deceit and lying were opposed to his nature.
Its people once within more crowded were, Ere the stupidity of Casalodi From Pinamonte had received deceit.
And that uncleanly image of deceit Came up and thrust ashore its head and bust, But on the border did not drag its tail.
It is a deceit and a mischief to think that the Christian doctrines can either be understood or aright accepted by any outward means.
It was not his delay in accepting my proposals, but the burden of deceit, the fetters of concealment forced on me by the proposals themselves, which now hung heavy on my heart.
But why should they have conspired to feed him with these moneys? There had been no deceit, at any rate, in reference to the pounds sterling which Scruby had already swallowed.
He revolved a thousand plans by which he should be enabled to prolong the deceit until it might be no longer necessary, and secretly to take his daughter with him when he departed.
He had previously communicated his plan to the former, who aided the deceit by quitting his house, under the pretence of a journey and concealed himself, with his daughter, in an obscure part of Paris.