There will be the old-time masks wherein we masqueraded, and the flimsy veils of deceit behind which we hid our individuality.
Communistic quackery has masqueraded as sociological wisdom.
On one occasion he masqueraded as a padre, a black mackintosh serving as his priestly garb.
She felt that she ought to—but that was only because I masqueraded in your history.
Who, masqueraded in the garb of foes For many a year, and filled my heart with dread.
I had masqueraded as one of the ghosts in this accursed house.
In the morning it was called "coffee," at noon it was dignified as "soup," and at night it masqueraded as "tea."
They got done for you—and to you, by a blind force that masqueraded as your own will.
And in 1778 the wonder-working Mesmer had set up his machinery and masqueraded as a magician in a house in the same street.
It was, indeed, Miss Woppit—the fair-haired, shy-eyed boy who for months had masqueraded in the camp as a woman.
1590s, "assembly of people wearing masks and disguises," from French mascarade or Spanish mascarada "masked party or dance," from Italian mascarata "a ball at which masks are worn," variant of mascherata "masquerade," from maschera (see mask (n.)). Figurative sense of "false outward show" is from 1670s.
1650s, from masquerade (n.). Related: Masqueraded; masquerading.