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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAUX

And had I committed a faux pas in refusing to deliver up the little bag?

Your Grace saved me a faux pas there, for Montaiglon is not what I fancied at all.

The truth is, I executed rather a faux pas over there at Asquith.

Concerning Bainbridge, consult Faux's Journal, ante, note 109.

They made one faux pas, and it is upon that we may—if we are careful—get the better of them.

Was this candid young barbarian but a faux bonhomme after all?

Even supposing that her brother has committed some faux pas?

To stumble, make a faux pas, and fall into sin was not possible, because it was not allowed.

Amidon passed on, now fully aware of having committed a faux pas.

It was not till after he had made a faux pas, that he had his female mate.

WORD ORIGIN

from French faux "false" (12c., see false). Used with English words at least since 1676 (Etheredge, faux-prude). Used by itself, with French pronunciation, from 1980s to mean "fake."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.