Dupery


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Dupery

See also Gullibility
Blake, Franklin
doped with laudanum, he is an unconscious accessory to the theft of the moonstone. [Br. Lit.: The Moon-stone in Magill I, 263]
Bobchinsky and Dobchinsky
town squires bamboozled by inspector-impostor. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
Buonafede
tricked into financing and approving daughters’ marriages. [Ger. Opera: Haydn, The World of the Moon, Westerman, 68–69]
Calandrino
duped by friends into believing heliotrope confers invisibility. [It. Lit.: Decameron, “Calandrino and the Heliotrope”]
Dapper
lawyer’s clerk; swindled into believing himself perfect gambler. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
Drugger, Abel
cozened by rogues in hopes of future riches. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
Fenella
mute beauty tricked, imprisoned, and abandoned by Alfonso. [Fr. Opera: Auber, Dumb Girl of Portici, Westerman, 163–164]
Iago
dupes Othello, Cassio, et al. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Matthew, Master
“the town gull.” [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour]
Pelleas
used by Ettarre; betrayed by Gawain. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, “Pelleas and Ettarre”]
Roderigo
foppish dupe and tool of Iago. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Skvoznik-Dmukhanovsky, Anton Antonovich
prefect kowtows to supposed inspector for good impression. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
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VW's virtuous dupery injured both categories of victims, those who sold pre-scandal and those who (absent the stop-sale order) would have sold post-scandal; it turned both groups "into some of the biggest polluters on the road." (180) This (defamation-like) conversion occurred for as long and for as many miles as the cars were on the road, regardless of when they were on the road.
And while it is true that Moscow used the pretext of Western dupery in the Libya war and the bitter loss of its interests in Iraq following the American-British invasion, what is also true is that its calls on Washington two days ago to remove the tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, will render Obama's mission strenuous during the summit meeting with Putin next month.
But Blanchot persists in pursuing this dupery as a literal
The pragmatism of the Iranian regime - which generated controversy in the Hebrew state prior to the surprise of the two parties - definitely means that the Iranian command is not reassured about the alliance between the liar and the reluctant, just like the West is expressing its disgruntlement toward the Iranian dupery. And as long as it is exerting pressures to get Tehran to adopt practical measures during the Baghdad round, the scenario of the crisis seems ready:
And while the Putin-Medvedev duo has the right to resist another "dupery" in Syria after Libya, in order to regain what it perceives as being a wounded dignity, are the Syrians not entitled to condemn in each funeral and demonstration the great conspiracy against their freedom and humanity under the headline of eliminating the conspiracy of Al-Qaeda, the fundamentalists, the outlaws and the detractors of a deaf will which believes it can liquidate history?
This time around, Kremlin will not fall for the Libyan "dupery" and the standoff does not give the impression we will witness the imminent birth of the Security Council resolution on Syria.
Before his speech on the commemoration of the proclamation of the "people's authority," the brigades of the Colonel had started bombing the authority of the revolutionaries, while after he considered himself to be the victim of the West's dupery, he pointed to the Al-Qaeda cells which rose to undermine the prosperity of the Jamahiriya and the wellbeing of its people, all of which are owed to the Colonel's wisdom.
From Tobruk to Benghazi and Tripoli, the horrors of the genocide constitute the biggest mark of defeat and dupery for the West that is still dealing with the Arabs in accordance with its interests.
Although it is clear that the regime in Iran is starting to perish because there are young generations that can no longer tolerate the hijacking of their future by the past of a revolution with which they have nothing to do and slogans that have lost their appeal and whose dupery was exposed, it is also clear that the expectation of a fast death for the regime - the Egyptian way - is a mere illusion that can only harm the revolution of the youth.