imposter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n imposter a person who makes deceitful pretenses
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n imposter See impostor.
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Quotations

  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts.”

Usage

In literature:

This impost was to last for two years.
"Royal Edinburgh" by Margaret Oliphant
John Hampden resists the payment of ship-money; the judges of England declare the impost to be lawful.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
A custom or impost formerly granted to the crown for merchandise imported or exported.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Unfortunately, Albatross being top-weight had a heavy impost to carry, some 13 st. 4 lb.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
In one word, you're an imposter.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
Later, upon the payment of a high security, the same Saul the Jew became farmer of the imposts.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Let me out of here, you cheat, you imposter, you and your pals, or I'll fix you as I did Brian Boru.
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
The counties which the new impost particularly affected had always been Tory counties.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The imposts on foreign linen yarn were withdrawn.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
This distinguishes the Savior of the world from all mere enthusiasts and imposters.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 8, August, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

Allora--fu un batter d'impennate,
Un cigolar sui cardini--d'imposte spalancate,
Un vagolar di lumi--sulle negre baltresche,
Un vociar di padrone,--un chiamar di fantesche.
"Fuoco" by Ferdinando Fontana
It depends on yourselves that no hypocrite rob
This land of its rights by the threats of a mob;
You ne'er will give way to the bluster and noise
Of Imposters, who CALL themselves Liberty Boys!
"Song" by Charles Dibdin
to reach a wrong opinion, 'Epileptic'.
But he noted now that: they were not old friends.
He did not know this one.
This one was a stranger, come to make amends
for all the imposters, and to make it stick.
Henry nodded, un-.
"Dream Song 45: He stared at ruin. Ruin stared straight back" by John Berryman
Now - (Eh! ... Order! Sir, I claim
Your protection! What's his name?
Is this man a member? Sir, show your authority!
An imposter, I've no doubt.
Ha, I thought so! Put him out!)
Now the motion ... Carried! by a large majority.
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis

In news:

The two police officer imposter incidents are not related.
'The Imposter ' a movie of deception.
The documentary "The Imposter " shows Wednesday and Thursday at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House.
'The Imposter ,' a disturbing documentary, tells the story of Frederic Bourdin, a French Algerian who convinced a Texas family he was their missing boy.
'The Imposter ' (Getty Images November 9, 2012 ).
'The Imposter ': A spellbinding true story 3½ stars.
Police seek fire extinguisher technician imposter .
'The Imposter ' review: a story of personal identity too crazy not to be true.
Frederic Bourdin in "The Imposter ".
From the very start of "The Imposter ," we know that Frederic Bourdin is 1) a real person and 2) a fake.
'The Imposter ' review: The month's second mind-blowing doc.
'The Imposter ' Featurette Explores the Case of the Disappearing and Reappearing Child (Exclusive Video).
Don't fall prey to ' Imposter Syndrome.
Over the years I have worked with a number of people who suffered from Imposter Syndrome.
Brantley Gilbert Imposter Charged With Two Felonies.
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In science:

While in contrast to the situation with partial width differences FSI are not required to produce an effect, they can act as an ‘imposter’ here, i.e. induce a T-odd correlation with T-invariant dynamics.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
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