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Sample sentences for the GRE study word mountebank

mountebank can be used as a noun

1."I feared the woman had no better thought than to make a mountebank of her child. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.He was a wretched fellow, not exactly educated, not exactly ignorant, who had been a mountebank at fairs, and a writer for the public. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.Since the revolution, everything, including the ballet-dancers, has had its trousers a mountebank dancer must be grave your rigadoons are doctrinarian. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4."No, for I am only embarked in certainties," replied Danglars, with the air of a mountebank sounding his own praises "to involve me, three governments must crumble to dust.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.This German Socialism, which took its schoolboy task so seriously and solemnly, and extolled its poor stock-in-trade in such mountebank fashion, meanwhile gradually lost its pedantic innocence. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
6.I have nothing to do with that unpleasant task, and with that mountebank I, too, am ill and besides, it is not my place." This reply was reported to the Bishop, who said, "Monsieur le Cure is right it is not his place it is mine.. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.Here Jondrette evidently judged the moment propitious for capturing the "philanthropist." He exclaimed with an accent which smacked at the same time of the vainglory of the mountebank at fairs, and the humility of the mendicant on the highway-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.The mountebanks gave out that the tricolored cockade was a unique phenomenon made by God expressly for their menagerie. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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