the quality or condition of being double.
deception or dissimulation.

1325–75; Middle English; see double, -ness Unabridged
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double (ˈdʌbəl)
1.  as much again in size, strength, number, etc: a double portion
2.  composed of two equal or similar parts; in a pair; twofold: a double egg cup
3.  designed for two users: a double room
4.  folded in two; composed of two layers: double paper
5.  stooping; bent over
6.  having two aspects or existing in two different ways; ambiguous: a double meaning
7.  false, deceitful, or hypocritical: a double life
8.  (of flowers) having more than the normal number of petals
9.  maths
 a.  (of a root) being one of two equal roots of a polynomial equation
 b.  (of an integral) having an integrand containing two independent variables requiring two integrations, in each of which one variable is kept constant
10.  music
 a.  (of an instrument) sounding an octave lower than the pitch indicated by the notation: a double bass
 b.  (of time) duple, usually accompanied by the direction alla breve
11.  twice over; twofold
12.  two together; two at a time (esp in the phrase see double)
13.  twice the number, amount, size, etc
14.  a double measure of spirits, such as whisky or brandy
15.  a duplicate or counterpart, esp a person who closely resembles another; understudy
16.  a wraith or ghostly apparition that is the exact counterpart of a living person; doppelgänger
17.  a sharp turn, esp a return on one's own tracks
18.  an evasive shift or artifice; trick
19.  an actor who plays two parts in one play
20.  bridge a call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract
21.  billiards, snooker a strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket
22.  a bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the horse in the first race are placed on the horse in the later race
23.  chiefly (often capital) RC Church one of the higher-ranking feasts on which the antiphons are recited both before and after the psalms
24.  music an ornamented variation in 16th and 17th century music
25.  Also called: double time a pace of twice the normal marching speed
26.  tennis See double fault
27.  a.  the narrow outermost ring on a dartboard
 b.  a hit on this ring
28.  at the double, on the double
 a.  at twice normal marching speed
 b.  quickly or immediately
vb (sometimes foll by up) (usually foll by on) (foll by for)
29.  to make or become twice as much
30.  to bend or fold (material, a bandage, etc)
31.  to clench (a fist)
32.  (tr; often foll by together or up) to join or couple: he doubled up the team
33.  (tr) to repeat exactly; copy
34.  (intr) to play two parts or serve two roles
35.  (intr) to turn sharply; follow a winding course
36.  nautical to sail around (a headland or other point)
37.  music
 a.  to duplicate (a voice or instrumental part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it
 b.  to be capable of performing (upon an instrument additional to one's normal one): the third trumpeter doubles on cornet
38.  bridge to make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract
39.  billiards, snooker to cause (a ball) to rebound or (of a ball) to rebound from a cushion across or up or down the table
40.  chess
 a.  to cause two pawns of the same colour to be on the same file
 b.  to place both rooks of the same colour on the same rank or the same file
41.  to act as substitute (for an actor or actress)
42.  (intr) to go or march at twice the normal speed
[C13: from Old French, from Latin duplus twofold, from duo two + -plus-fold]

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If you think well to carry this, as you may, the doubleness of the benefit defends the deceit from reproof.
Thus, issues can be explored through this doubleness.
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