imposture


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Synonyms for imposture

pretending to be another person

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In this city of Naples, they believe in and support one of the wretchedest of all the religious impostures one can find in Italy--the miraculous liquefaction of the blood of St.
The "moral agriculturist" had failed to remove her personal distrust of him, cunningly as he had tried to plead against it by openly confessing the impostures that he had practiced on others.
And, in fine, of false sciences I thought I knew the worth sufficiently to escape being deceived by the professions of an alchemist, the predictions of an astrologer, the impostures of a magician, or by the artifices and boasting of any of those who profess to know things of which they are ignorant.
The third and last (which is the great one) is, that almost all of them, being infinite in number, have been impostures, and by idle and crafty brains merely contrived and feigned, after the event past.
It is true he was guilty of some slight impostures, but unless he was a great Wizard how -- let me ask -- could he have hidden this girl Ozma so securely that no one can find her?
In these private talks he demonstrated that he knew their game as well as they did, and that he was no slave to the dark superstitions and gross impostures with which they kept the people in submission.
Pour moi, ce resultat, c'est une imposture [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il continue.
He goes on to say, "They believed in the sufficient natural goodness of mankind, a goodness humanized by frank sensuality and a wink at amiable human vices; their tmly ardent morality was all negative, and flashed out of hatred of cruelty and oppression and in their scorn of imposture.
38) Lamb, through Elia, rehearses common literary stereotypes about poverty in order to refute the Society's criminalization of imposture.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam reminds us that attempts at intercultural imposture were likely not as successful as some travelers claimed: "Despite the many, and quite well-known, instances of imposture that characterize intercultural dealings in the early modem world, it is easy to exaggerate the protean character of identity.
This is posturing and an imposture," the French spokesman said.
Ils se parent, concomitamment et successivement, d'habits de princes marginaux, d'intellectuels approximatifs et d'hommes d'affaires tres avises pour donner davantage de ridicule a leur imposture dynastique.
This is open imposture and deliberate failure to designate the parties responsible for the killing of the protesters and the sit-in participants.
I need money," the child baldly states, and sets about obtaining it by selling and reselling his homing pigeons, his scam the first of many instances of extortion, imposture, and delinquency in Oshima's cinema.
1) Concealment, imposture, reserve, and even coldness have all been used to describe both Ravel's personality and his exquisitely crafted music, leading some to conclude that he privileged surface over substance.