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Imposturous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Imposturous Impostrous; deceitful. "Strictness fales and impostrous ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • imposturous Having the character of an impostor or of imposture; deceitful.
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Usage

In literature:

It was hardly possible to guard against this imposture.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
All he could do now was to brazen out the imposture, and he huddled the boat-cloak round Jocko so as to conceal his form.
"Tom Finch's Monkey" by John C. Hutcheson
It was imposture; it was delusion; it was truth.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
It's been dull enough in the place ever since that miserable imposture about the lost belt.
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
Everything was imposture now, and she could go on to lie as she had begun.
"Georgina's Reasons" by Henry James
I could not think so of you as to suppose that you would contentedly deal in the impostures you condemn.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
He got somebody to prosecute him for false pretences and imposture, on the ground that Madame was a man.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
My sister says that many of the letters are probably impostures.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
Trust her to carry out this imposture which now seems so wild.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
They were clever deceivers rejoicing in lies and impostures.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Zoroaster was too well informed for such imposture.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
Does Nature descend to imposture or masquerade?
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Magique, des Sciences occultes, Impostures, &c., par Collin de Plancy.
"Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 1853" by Various
Don't find fault with me if I took up the imposture for all there was in it.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
Kelley, as shrewd and unscrupulous a man as any in the annals of imposture, readily consented, but on pretty hard terms.
"Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters" by H. Addington Bruce
Can you convict him of his imposture in my presence?
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
Lies and imposture, no matter how powerfully sustained, must prepare to depart.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
This is an account of a famous imposture.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
The enemies call it imposture, that is impious.
"The Rebellion in the Cevennes, an Historical Novel" by Ludwig Tieck
It may be another imposture of the tonsured fraternity.
"The Infant's Skull" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

The best amongst them will not now admit
Of those impostures, or such pray'rs permit,
Or none but cheats, whose aim is to impose,
And gain alone unto themselves propose.
"That It Is In Vain To Pray For The Dead" by Rees Prichard
So doff th' imposture of those heavy brows;
They do not serve to hide thy instincts base —
And if thou must be sometimes munching MOUSE,
Munch it, O Owl! with less profound a face.
"To a Captive Owl" by Henry Timrod
Of my own cheating sure
It is allowed to speak. Were it not cheating
To look for the fair side of these impostures,
In order, under colour of its fairness,
To gain advantage from them--ha?
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Ah, yes, the impostures of the con artist.
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In science:

For others he was part of the thought police or merely a philistine imposture.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
It would be tedious to go over again, here, the nature of the “imposture”.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Searle, J. (1978) Literal Meaning Erkenntnis 13 pp. 207—224. ▲ Sokal A., Bricmont, J. (1999): Imposturas intelectuales. {Intelectual impostures} Ed. Paidós. Barcelona. ▲ Stewart, I. (1989) Does God play dice? The new mathematics of chaos. Ed. Basil Blackwell.
Deterministic Dynamics and Chaos: Epistemology and Interdisciplinary Methodology
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