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 Hypoc’risy.Hyp’ocrites’ Isle, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hyp’ocrite (3 syl.).
 
Prince of hypocrites. Tibe’rius Cæsar was so called, because he affected a great regard for decency, but indulged in the most detestable lust and cruelty (B.C. 42, 14 to A.D. 37).   1
   Abdallah Ibn Obba and his partisans were called The Hypocrites by Mahomet, because they feigned to be friends, but were in reality disguised foes.   2
 


 Hypoc’risy.Hyp’ocrites’ Isle, 

 
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