Therefore, any perceived falsehood or phoniness
in a business (or by the leader of that business) can undermine the confidence that people have in its products and services.
We are thus encouraged to admire the works' hard-earned illusionism as well as their candid phoniness
And make it genuine--our radar for phoniness
is just too good.
But dozens of previous Hollywood movies make us brace for the moment where the movie shifts from reality to fantasy, from honesty to phoniness
In the parlor, for instance, the cheap carpeting and, strewn across the sofas, a couple of dingy blankets and a thrift-shop sweater adorned with fake pearls not only appeared lifeless and dull against the exuberant phoniness
of the Rmax construction but also seemed somehow even phonier despite being real objects.
Whether mocking the phoniness
of polite society or brooding on exile, Norwids poems are perhaps less visionary than the means of conjuring elusive visions in the reader.
Playing a thoroughly unpleasant character, Garner, who also co-produced, somewhat overdoes Laura's initial phoniness
and her overriding shrillness.
It is symptomatic of the phoniness
of 21st Century football that makes mistyeyed older supporters yearn for the good old days.
For me it was the phoniness
in her voice that English ears just don't like.
Fonseka is the clearest possible indication of the phoniness
of Rajapaksa patriotism.
Davidman's incisive wit, impatience with any hint of phoniness
, and passion for social, racial, and gender justice come through loud and clear.
No room for phoniness
, arrogance or inauthentic posturing.
Grace's Caulfield-esque derision seems to reflect Pure X's general attitude towards making music and the importance of authenticity in their music--as if being polished were the ultimate in phoniness
I knew that Oscar was not only the bravado and phoniness
and flamboyant craziness," she said.
A generation of young rebels started popping up in fiction and films--Holden Caulfield, the characters played by Marlon Brando and James Dean--who were fleeing from or revolting against the phoniness
of American life and white middle-class adulthood.