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If the world chose to esteem him, he did not buy its opinion by imposture.

Satisfied, now, that there was imposture, he resolved to ferret it out.

I need only say that the secret of my imposture defied detection.

Where he was now he seemed to be not so much a fallen tyrant as a silly sham and an imposture.

It—it—seems, monsieur, that—ah—that I have been the victim of some imposture.

Would not men have discovered the imposture in all this lapse of time?

If every imposture be his work, why should he not act through those who have contrived it?

Trust her to carry out this imposture which now seems so wild.

M. Reinack denies the suave suggestion that he was at the bottom of this imposture.

Imagine the indignation of the creditor upon the discovery of the imposture!

WORD ORIGIN

"act of willfully deceiving others," 1530s, from Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, from impostus (see impost).

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