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At the domino mask they fetched I hesitated, for anything like mummery of this sort was always repugnant to me.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
When next he saw her, she would have forgotten her priests and their mummery; she would think only of him and live only for him.
PLASHERS MEADCOMPTON MACKENZIE
Indeed, no religious rites exist among them, unless the unmeaning mummery of the medicine tent can be looked upon as such.
HUDSON BAYR.M. BALLANTYNE
Heyward possessed some knowledge of the mummery practised among the Indians, in the cases of such supposed visitations.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
And smile not either—lest I spoil the symmetry of that face for your monkish mummery and processions.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
Thus without any essential mummery the comedy plays itself out, self-sufficient, correct, convincing.
This or that mummery was enacted by men for a magical purpose, to secure success in the chase, agriculture, or war.
He washed and went through the mummery of muslim prayers for the watchful mullah's sake, and climbed on to his bed.
He makes his protest against what he calls 'all this mummery' visibly, if not audibly.
The gross mummery witnessed at the temple of Buddha in Ceylon differed only in form, scarcely in degree.

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