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synonyms for tongue cheek

  • duplicity
  • empty talk
  • hollow words
  • hypocrisy
  • hypocritical respect
  • insincerity
  • jive
  • lie
  • lip devotion
  • lip homage
  • lip praise
  • lip reverence
  • lip worship
  • mouth honor
  • mouthing
  • sham
  • smooth talk
  • sweet-talk
  • token agreement
  • tokenism
  • unctuousness
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How to use tongue cheek in a sentence

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He has told me that their society produced on him the effect of the cool hands of saints against his cheek.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A burning crimson flushed over the cheek of Wharton, as Louis uttered this ardent appeal to friendship and to Heaven.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
One of Yung Pak's favourite toys was a wooden jumping-jack with a pasteboard tongue.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
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