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impersonation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n impersonation imitating the mannerisms of another person
    • n impersonation pretending to be another person
    • n impersonation a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Impersonation The act of impersonating; personification; investment with personality; representation in a personal form.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n impersonation The act of impersonating, or the state of being impersonated. Representation in personal form, or as a personality; personification.
    • n impersonation Representation of a person; personation: as, an impersonation of Lear.
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Quotations

  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.”
  • Marie Carmichael Stopes
    Marie Carmichael Stopes
    “An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.”
  • John Berger
    John%20Berger
    “The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.”
  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine%20Mansfield
    “Would you not like to try all sorts of lives -- one is so very small -- but that is the satisfaction of writing -- one can impersonate so many people.”
  • Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson
    “If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert%20H.%20Humphrey
    “The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.”

Usage

In literature:

He tries to look as much like these persons as he can, so they call him an impersonator.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
Then, very quietly and impersonally, they discussed the situation.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
We're going to have a man impersonate Councilman Salgath on a telecast.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
He gave no inkling of anything, in fact, personal or impersonal.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
As a set-off and consolation to myself I had very strongly the power of impersonation.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
They held ideas in common on a score of impersonal topics.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
The same spell of genius is felt in kindred moments of his greater impersonations.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
No other poet who ever lived in any age, or any shore, drew inspiration from founts more passionless and more impersonal.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
No other poet who ever lived in any age, or any shore, drew inspiration from founts more passionless and more impersonal.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
In his impersonal, aloof way Coombe was fixed in his intention to provide her with life's defences.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The more I see of the war the more I am impressed with its utter impersonality.
"Italy at War and the Allies in the West" by E. Alexander Powell
He put it judicially, with impersonal clearness as became a lawyer.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Tascela grasped her yellow locks and forced back her head, looking impersonally down into her face.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
Montreal, and perhaps Brooklyn, had seen this impersonation before it was vouchsafed New York.
"Interpreters" by Carl Van Vechten
Their impersonal kindness seemed to be founded on the insulting knowledge of her utter helplessness.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
A tear glistened upon her lashes, but it was a tear of impersonal sorrow and regret.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
The feeling is quite impersonal, strange as it may seem.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Forgery, bribery, impersonation, with an utter disregard of risks of being shot, all found their advocates in Fort 9.
"The Escaping Club" by A. J. Evans
In a thoroughly impersonal way, curtly but not unpleasantly, Murgatroyd addressed him.
"The Red Mouse" by William Hamilton Osborne
Speak in an impersonal way; that is, avoid suggesting to the prospect that you are trying to sell him the thing.
"The Psychology of Salesmanship" by William Walker Atkinson
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In poetry:

Sparkling chips of rock
are crushed down to the level of the parent block.
Were not 'impersonal judment in aesthetic
matters, a metaphysical impossibility,' you
"To a Steam Roller" by Marianne Moore
And I have watched the electric cities glow
With their impersonal and hiding light
Where women with the masklike faces walked
The worn and human-hunting ways of night.
"For 1939" by Paul Engle
Hence he must be all things to be free, for all impersonations
a doormat and a monument
to all situations possible or actual
The cuckold, the cuckoo, the conqueror, and the coxcomb.
"Apollo Musagete, Poetry, And The Leader Of The Muses" by Delmore Schwartz
An old actor at the Player’s Club told me that Edwin Booth
first impersonated Hamlet when a barnstormer in California.
There were few theatres, but the hotels were provided
with crude assembly rooms for strolling players.
"Edwin Booth" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

A clever impersonator sneaks past the pretensions of two young ladies who think their current suitors are beneath their standards.
All dog impersonators need not apply.
Ex-cop is accused of impersonating a police officer.
Offensive Obama Impersonator Isn't Face GOP Should Put Forward .
On Saturday, Special Olympics Texas is giving you the opportunity to do your best SWAT team or Batman impersonation.
He brought along a Roosevelt impersonator for the heck of it.
It reveals Lichtenstein honing his indelible yet impersonal style.
Andy Cohen was the brunt of the joke on Saturday Night Live this weekend, when the Bravo star was impersonated by castmember Taran Killam in a hilarious sendup of Cohen's nightly W atch What Happens Live.
Fidencio Ulibarri, 28, was arrested for investigation of impersonating a police officer and burglary.
A man armed with a steak knife and a Sharpie was arrested Tuesday after police say he tried to impersonate an officer.
We reserve the right to remove impersonators, personal attacks, threats, or offensive language.
A new study by the ROI Institute confirms what many of us already predicted about social media users: They have short attention spans, and they're pretty impersonal.
Nelson Cruz Does His Best Tom Cruise Impersonation .
Town manager's impersonation case continued.
Was Tina Fey's Impersonation Of Sarah Palin Bad For 30 Rock.
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In science:

To prove security of our protocol, we need to show that an adversary A after interacting with an honest prover P ∗, can subsequently not impersonate P ∗ such that V ∗ will accept the identification.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
To prove security of our protocol we need to show that an adversary A after interacting with an honest prover P ∗, can subsequently not impersonate P ∗ such that V ∗ accepts the identification.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
This eliminates impersonation and key modification. • Enforce security: Communications are more secure by using SSL to exchange information over the network.
A Secure Web-Based File Exchange Server: Software Requirements Specification Document
But, such a naive solution is totally insecure, for example, an adversary A can easily impersonate the prover ˆB and predetermine J P OK(b,y) to be 1G, by setting Y = B−1 .
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
A, A, ˆB, B, X0, Y0 ), where ˆA is an uncorrupted player of public-key A = ga, m1 corresponds to m ˆA (that is an arbitrary message sent by the adversary F impersonating the signer ˆB to the honest player ˆA), and m0 corresponds to m ˆB (that is chosen by the honest player ˆA).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
But, such a naive solution is totally insecure, for example, an adversary A can easily impersonate the prover ˆB and pre-determine the value of J P OK(b,y) to be 1G, by simply setting Y = B−1 .
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
We remind that oOAKE intrinsically suffers from the key compromise impersonation (KCI) vulnerability in case ˆB ’s static secret-key b is compromised, and lacks perfect forward secrecy (the same vulnerabilities hold also for one-round variant of HMQV).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Also, the third and the fourth solutions have the following disadvantage that, in case the intermediate private value y + eb (computed by ˆB in a session) is leaked, this leaked value allows an adversary to impersonate ˆB in any other sessions (no matter what the values (X, A) are).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
One key point is: as we assume the computation device may not be trustful, once the value s is leaked to an attacker (who may compromise the computation device), then the attacker can definitely impersonate ˆB to ˆA in any sessions.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
In this section, we mainly investigate the resistance against key-compromise impersonation (KCI) attacks, and perfect forward security (PFS).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
In particular, in such a protocol A cannot impersonate an uncorrupted party ˆB to ˆA in a way that allows A to learn any information about the resultant session-key (even if the attacker impersonates ˆB and generates the DH-component, say Y0, by itself ).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
If some security conditions are guaranteed, it also enables the recipient to ensure that no one else is impersonating the true sender.
Quantum Communication Complexity of Quantum Authentication Protocols
This has completely passed, because physics has taught me to consider writing that heat is something very impersonal'.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
Weinberg’s central idea, repeatedly pounded out like a mantra, concerns the discovery by physics of the existence of impersonal laws, the impersonal and eternal laws which guarantee the ob jective progress of science and which explain the unfathomable gulf between science and culture.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
In such deterministic systems the present state completely and uniquely determines the future, but as is well-known chaotic systems can “impersonate” randomness due to their extreme sensitivity to initial conditions; in a nutshell chaos is about order and disorder in deterministic systems that are nonlinear.
Reality or Locality? - Proposed test to decide \textit{how} Nature breaks Bell's inequality
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