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Definition of Delude

  • To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.
  • To frustrate or disappoint.
  • be false to; be dishonest with

How to use delude in a sentence. Delude pronunciation.

In youth a man is deluded by other ideas than those which delude him in middle life, and again in his decay he embraces other ideas.
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As long as men will settle beforehand for themselves, without experience, what they ought to see, so long will they be perpetually fancying that they or others have seen it; and their faith, as it is falsely called, will delude not only their reason, but their very hearing, sight, and touch.
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Hume's argument supposes the reporter of the miracle to be a dupe, or the maker of dupes-himself deluded, or wishing to delude others.
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But even this meek provider of food for mankind is able, in some instances, to count one: she will not lay in her nest unless a nest-egg be left to delude her.
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His subsequent dignified conduct proves the answer of his Court. Talleyrand's craft and dissimulation could not delude the sagacity of Count Markof, who was, therefore, soon less liked by the Minister than by the First Consul.
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Whatever Bonaparte and Talleyrand write or assert to the contrary, their gifts are only the wages of their contempt, and they despise more that State they thus reward than those nations at whose expense they are liberal, and with whose spoil they delude selfishness or meanness into their snares.
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Sometimes we hypocritically like to delude ourselves, if our delusions are agreeable—and profitable.
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We do not need to delude ourselves.
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Delude not yourselves with the belief that a breach once made may be afterwards repaired.
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But they feign superstitious opinions, so as to delude the ignorant.
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Those who hope that the Europeans will ever mix with the negroes, appear to me to delude themselves; and I am not led to any such conclusion by my own reason, or by the evidence of facts.
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Another class of visitors deserving notice were those who preferred to occupy the kitchen and back chambers, humbly proud and bashfully arrogant people, who kept their hats and bonnets by them, and small bundles, to delude themselves and us with the idea that they "had not come to stay, and had no occasion for any attention.
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We often delude ourselves in these matters.
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With smoke and all delude their pensive chains.
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Of course I am speaking only of economics not of political or sentimental considerations-both very real, but as to which all that one can say is, if you are sure that you want to go to the show and have money enough to buy a ticket, go ahead, but don't delude yourself with the notion that you are doing an economic act.
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Mr. Gosse, as the readers of this work may remember, felt obliged, in the supposed interest of Genesis, to urge that safety to men's souls might be found in believing that, six thousand years ago, the Almighty, for some inscrutable purpose, suddenly set Niagara pouring very near the spot where it is pouring now; laid the various strata, and sprinkled the fossils through them like plums through a pudding; scratched the glacial grooves upon the rocks, and did a vast multitude of things, subtle and cunning, little and great, in all parts of the world, required to delude geologists of modern times into the conviction that all these things were the result of a steady progress through long epochs.
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They may delude the vulgar, but they cannot dispel the darkness of the tomb, they cannot lead a soul to Christ.
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If they choose to delude themselves, I'll not go out of my way to undeceive them-until I have to.
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Talleyrand's craft and dissimulation could not delude the sagacity of Count Markof, who was, therefore, soon less liked by the Minister than by the First Consul.
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Do ye hear? or does a pleasing frenzy delude me?
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Examples of Delude

Example #1
To consider, Is this man of our own or an alien?
Example #2
When the man of a naturally good propensity has much wealth it injures his advancement in wisdom; when a worthless man has much wealth it increases his faults.
Example #3
In this age we see no supernatural prodigies, because there are none to see; and when we are told that the reason why we see no prodigies is because we have no faith, we answer (if we be sensible), Just so.
Example #4
And experience, it must be remembered, is the only sound test of truth.
Example #5
For the 2d case, which is the actual case of many miracles recorded in the New Testament, at once cuts away a large body of sources in which either error or deceit could lurk.
Example #6
Now these distinctions are important to the whole extent of the question.