not genuine

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Johnson and others, who had dared to say in their time that the poems of Ossian were not genuine lays of the Gaelic bard, handed down from father to son, and taken from the lips of old women in Highland huts, as Macpherson claimed.
With regard to the merchants, however, one of them says pertinently that a great part of their failures are not genuine pecuniary failures, but merely failures to fulfil their engagements, because it is inconvenient; that is, it is the moral character that breaks down.
Everything in a people that is not genuine, not its own by origin or development, is--well--dirt
Not genuine, of course; but where can you get genuine Chippendale now, and who knows it when they see it?
Branko Geroski in Sloboden pecat comments that the European progress report prepared for Macedonia is filled with poor assessments for the situation in the country, and the recommendation for starting the accession negotiations for EU membership is not genuine, because it will be discussed after the early elections.
The 36-year-old from Skelmanthorpe put in a home insurance claim for more than PS3,000 but suspicions were raised it was not genuine.
When he tried to pay for the third time with another counterfeit e1/450 bill, the hotel employee realised it was not genuine and gave it back to him, alerting Famagusta CID.
A watchdog has warned directory-style websites list phone numbers for agencies such as the DVLA and big firms - but the 08-prefix numbers are not genuine.
The insipid nature of the current pop chart is deserted by music-lovers who understand that chart success represents strength of marketing and not genuine popularity of musical worth" - Singer Morrissey.
They submit false price reductions, they register goods which are not genuine, and put false company names so consumers often get confused.
To help you stay safe and hang on to your cash, here's my checklist for when you use a service online that you have never used before: BE CAUTIOUS AND FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS IF A website does not look right or feel right there is a good chance it is not genuine.
He said the current assembly, the prime minister and the government were not genuine because last year's elections were massively rigged.