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What seems an evil is meant for a good purpose, and is a blessing in disguise.

Now Mike had determined to keep from the girl the fact that he had penetrated her disguise.

The eyes of this Favart once on me, every disguise and every double will not long avail.

Morse was disappointed at this refusal, but it proved a blessing in disguise.

It is useless to attempt to disguise the fear that had fallen upon him.

Why should I disguise what you know so well, but what the crowd never dream of?

But now that my disguise had been penetrated, my old fears were renewed.

Contrive to be in the garden, in disguise, if possible, and unseen by your young lady.

Madden saw the importance of completing his disguise in this manner.

"I sure will if he keeps his disguise on," she rumbled back.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French desguiser (11c.) "disguise, change one's appearance," from des- "away, off" (see dis-) + guise "style, appearance" (see guise). Originally primarily "to put out of one's usual manner" (of dress, etc.). Oldest sense preserved in phrase disguised with liquor (1560s).

Related: Disguised; disguising.

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