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Imposture meaning

imposture - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.
  2. 2. Deception; fraud.

imposture - examples of usage

  1. The characters of imposture are on every part of the story; and were it true, it would still remain one of those improbable wonders, which we have no reason for believing.
  2. In reply, psychical researchers readily admit that there is a large percentage of mere trickery, delusion, and imposture in observed 'spirit' phenomena; some of which is deliberate on the part of the 'medium' and some of which is apparently not consciously induced. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. The verses of the Vates, so far as any inference can be formed as to their nature, appear to have been products and proofs of unimaginative superstition or imposture, rather than of any imaginative inspiration among the early inhabitants of Latium. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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