To say he is self-deceived is neither to compliment him nor Christianity.
Why, you now insinuate that we are self-deceived, and are deceiving others.
Missionaries: Sincere, self-deceived persons suffering from meddler's itch.
If he has, as I fear, indulged in illusions, he has been only self-deceived.
That girl is honest; she may be self-deceived, but her sufferings are real.
She is not self-deceived, she sees the faults of the girl in her teens.
I shall yet show them that I am not so self-deceived as they imagine.
If he had been self-deceived, it had not been from the complacency of the coxcomb.
A fanatic he may have been; self-deceived he may have been; but transparently sincere he undeniably was.
Or was he only a subconscious Pharisee, self-deceived and complacent?