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  • as inexcuse
  • as inpretext

synonyms for cover story

  • alibi
  • apology
  • justification
  • pretext
  • rationalization
  • substitute
  • trick
  • cleanup
  • cover
  • defense
  • disguise
  • evasion
  • expedient
  • extenuation
  • grounds
  • jive
  • makeshift
  • mitigation
  • plea
  • regrets
  • routine
  • semblance
  • shift
  • song
  • stall
  • stopgap
  • story
  • subterfuge
  • vindication
  • whitewash
  • come-off
  • cop-out
  • coverup
  • fish story
  • song and dance
  • why and wherefore

antonyms for cover story

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How to use cover story in a sentence

All elements of expression modify each other, so that no mere rule can cover all cases.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
A few moments afterward he was seen dragging his own trunk ashore, while Mr. Hitchcock finished his story on the boiler deck.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He thus decoyed them away, and the fortunate couple were enabled to reach the British lines under cover of the darkness.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Given one more Division we might try: as things are, my troops won't cover the mileage.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Here there was a scuffling sound in the basket, and the Roc rapped on the cover with her hard beak, and cried, "Hush!"
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
There was no one in sight, and he carefully raised the cover a little way and tried to look in.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The enemy then quickly took cover behind the high cliffs and I was let out of my prison.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
I plainly heard a noise upon the cover of my closet like that of a cable, and the grating of it as it passed through the ring.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
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