Part of the alias and the disguise is masking racism with the mechanisms of large, diverse institutions.
When she left the show, the tabloids pounced on the story, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
disguise, distortion, and deception were accepted as reality.
There are lenses discretely built in watches, ties, cigarettes, lighters, and other forms of disguise.
He apparently knew how to cut ties with his family and friends, how to steal identities, how to disguise himself.
For Edwin disdained the employment of falsehood and disguise.
She had the boldness to disguise herself and come and see me at the inn.
With the help of the Colonna, who conducted him to Marino, he reached Ferrara in disguise.
Call her Hecate, and she will bear any disguise, however fanciful.
In color he was manifestly white, for all that dirt and the weather could do to disguise it.
c.1300, from Old French desguiser (11c.) "disguise, change one's appearance," from des- "away, off" (see dis-) + guise "style, appearance" (see guise). Originally primarily "to put out of one's usual manner" (of dress, etc.). Oldest sense preserved in phrase disguised with liquor (1560s).
It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety. [Thomas de Quincy, "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater," 1856]Related: Disguised; disguising.
c.1400, "strange style of dress" (especially one meant to deceive), from disguise (v.).