Another term for self-deception.
- He has an eye for the compromises and self-deceits that can make us ‘either tyrant or traitor or prisoner’.
- By the close of the story, it seems that the narrator has only begun to come to terms with the self-deceit he has practiced on himself.
- They tilt at windmills and the hardships they endure are nothing more than the fruits of their own self-deceit.
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