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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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To be clear, the recommendation here is not to establish a new regulatory agency to deal with identity-harming goods and virtuous duperies, but rather to upgrade the legal tools we already have so that consumers can better fight their own legal battles.
(103) Just as courts protect the right to be free from "unjustified invasion" of reputation and preserve our autonomy to shape our "public selves," so too should they protect the right to be free from the distortive effects of virtuous duperies and preserve our ever-more precious autonomy to shape our "market selves." Particularly today, when citizenship and consumption are so deeply intertwined, being protected from identity harm is as important as being protected from reputational harm.
Sous l'effet de la supercherie qui se prepare encore, on ne se rend meme pas compte des precedentes duperies. Et puis voila, apres une longue journee de careme, on se presse de [beaucoup moins que]savourer[beaucoup plus grand que] les beaux menus promis.