Impositions


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IMPOSITIONS. Imposts, taxes, or contributions.

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They rushed together into the lodge, and, laying their hands, with but little ceremony, on their captive, immediately detected the imposition.
It is no pleasure to me to expose him, now, and destroy the reader's delight in him and respect for him, but still it must be done, for when an honest writer discovers an imposition it is his simple duty to strip it bare and hurl it down from its place of honor, no matter who suffers by it; any other course would render him unworthy of the public confidence.
I heard that the table beer was a robbery of parents, and the pudding an imposition.
God knows what's the truth of it all," said Sancho; and knowing as he did that the transformation of Dulcinea had been a device and imposition of his own, his master's illusions were not satisfactory to him; but he did not like to reply lest he should say something that might disclose his trickery.