impostor

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And he gave both the impostors much money, so that they might begin their work.
We shall be much obliged to you," said the impostors, and then they named the different colors and described the pattern of the pretended stuff.
Search him, slaves for an ye suffer a second impostor to be palmed upon you, I will have your eyes torn out, and hot coals put into the sockets.
The hero took fire at this proposal, and answered with the highest indignation that nothing should make him forsake his heavenly Master to follow an impostor, and continued in the severest terms to vilify their false prophet, till Mahomet struck off his head.
I am not a hero to you now, as I tried to seem before, but simply a nasty person, an impostor.
I stood by for an instant, glorying in the thought that he could not hear me; the next, I saw what it was he was reaching up for - a bell-mouthed blunderbuss - and I knew the little devil for the impostor that he was.
The impostor who does duty as a barber brings his pans and napkins and implements of torture to your residence and deliberately skins you in your private apartments.
We were to learn in the days to come, when it was too late, that George was a miserable impostor, who could evidently have known nothing whatever about the matter.
It will satisfy me as well to have Jinjur turned out, as an impostor, as to regain the throne myself.
For all you know I may be an impostor, indulging an unpardonable curiosity.
Some day or other, you will turn out to be a terrible impostor.
But, fortunately, your Highness has now been warned against this impostor and her witnesses.