in disguise


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See: evasive
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He arrived at the haunted house in disguise on the Wednesday before the advent of the twins--after writing his Aunt Pratt that he would not arrive until two days after--and laying in hiding there with his mother until toward daylight Friday morning, when he went to his uncle's house and entered by the back way with his own key, and slipped up to his room where he could have the use of the mirror and toilet articles.
Thus there was every facility for Magdalen's leaving the house in disguise, and leaving it unobserved, provided she went out before the children came back to dinner at one o'clock.
Magdalen's first glance at this Venus of the autumn period of female life more than satisfied her that she had done well to feel her ground in disguise before she ventured on matching herself against Mrs.
They change maybe to a field of turnips, and I have seen a farmer priding himself on a flock of sheep that I knew were really a most merry company of dryads and fauns in disguise.
Powerless to recover their lost treasure by open force, the three guardian priests followed and watched it in disguise.
There were three officers of Tippoo's household, strangers to the rest, who had won their master's confidence by conforming, or appearing to conform, to the Mussulman faith; and to those three men report pointed as the three priests in disguise.
It was Herr Heartless, in disguise, and using a disguised voice.
He discusses the disguised ruler on the Elizabethan stage, The Malcontent: a play in two forms; conventionality in disguise in Measure for Measure; law, morality, and the medievalism of disguise in The Phoenix and The Fawn; and disguised ruler afterlives: the specter of terrorism.