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Sample sentences for the GRE study word imposture

imposture can be used as a noun

1.For the most part their enthusiasm is adopted to suit the time and opportunity--to practise imposture upon the British and Austrian _millionaires_. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2.We ARE NOT the first men--and have nevertheless to STAND FOR them of this imposture have we at last become weary and disgusted. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
3.the pupils in the seminary, these tender levities errors imputed to newspapers, the imposture which distills its venom through the columns of those organs etc. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4."I should like," said the vicomte, "to ask how monsieur explains the th Brumaire was not that an imposture It was a swindle, and not at all like the conduct of a great man. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.Having embarked, he invoked a favourable wind, and prayed that he might be able to expose the imposture of Thestorides, who, by his breach of hospitality, had drawn down the wrath of Jove the Hospitable. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
6.The word is probably derived -- in "treget," deceit or imposture -- from the French "trebuchet," a military machine since it is evident that much and elaborate machinery must have been employed to produce the effects afterwards described. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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