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Therefore, my good madam,' said Mr Meagles, at great pains to restrain himself, 'I hope I may, without offence, ask to have no such mystification played off upon me.
I determined to commence a series of covert insinuations, or innuendoes, about the oblong box--just to let him perceive, gradually, that I was NOT altogether the butt, or victim, of his little bit of pleasant mystification.
The cardinal is not the man to forget a mystification until he has settled account with the mystifier; and the mystifier appears to me to have the air of being a certain young Gascon of my acquaintance.
He explained that even if never a dollar were to come to him from the other house he would nevertheless cherish this one; and he dwelt, further, while they lingered and wandered, on the fact of the stupefaction he was already exciting, the positive mystification he felt himself create.
What HE said about the Diamond to Miss Rachel was said, as usual, by way of a mystification or joke.
But the clerk saw merely the mystification which he desired to create.
Tarzan, too, had vanished, as he had a way of doing, to the mystification of the blacks.
Mais elles ne peuvent pas etre des tours de passe-passe ou des mystifications et hier (parlant de jeudi) c'etait une mystification", a reagi Francois Hollande sur France Inter.
The works of Merimee and the case of Eugene-Francois Vidocq, a convicted forger who later became a police informer and anti-counterfeit operative before authoring memoirs whose relationship to historical fact is complicated, are cited often enough in anthologies of hoaxes, attrapes, and mystifications.
Against the background of mystifications on the placement of sovereign debt the market expressed interest to placement of the new currency loan of NOMOS-Bank with the approximate yield of about 9% annually.
He questions human rights defenders, analyzes strong and weak arguments against war, identifies illusions and mystifications and the Guilt Weapon, and points out a risky but hopeful path to a better future.
For de Man, Romantic-period literature marks at once the apogee of such ideological mystifications as the organic theory of poetic metaphor and (wittingly or unwittingly) the start of their undoing.