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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMITATING

All we're asking you to do, is not to go about imitating him with his romantic talk!

If at times, while imitating, they have mistaken me, I am not.

She knew how exactly she was imitating aunt Luceba's mode of speech.

The men were all imitating each other, and on a small mould.

It had eight stops, one imitating the lute and one the flute.

On the contrary, it was up on the table, imitating the click of the gun with a spoon.

By imitating his cry, I induced him to come within a few feet of me.

Instead of imitating him, his friends studied his wrinkled countenance.

"I 'll stay," said I, imitating his own laconic way; and no more was said.

Imitating him as well as I was able, I followed him up the stairs.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, a back-formation from imitation or imitator, or else from Latin imitatus. Related: Imitated; imitating. An Old English word for this was æfterhyrigan.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IMITATING

acting

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