Ferdinand had entered the employ of this Orgon with the intentions of a Tartuffe.
Only tell him that I come from Mr. Tartuffe, for his benefit.
The story of "Tartuffe" is briefly this: Tartuffe, the hero, is a pure villain.
Madame Bordin interrupted him: "We know what a Tartuffe is."
The Cabal made a desperate effort and Tartuffe was forbidden; at the same time no one imagined that the battle was terminated.
Paris remembered that a former Bishop of Autun had been the original of Tartuffe.
I felt as if I had torn off the mask, thrown back the veil under which Tartuffe concealed his cupidity.
Tartuffe at least knew what he was aiming at; but this fellow, for all his cleverness——'
She believed she saw in Mme. de Maintenon a Tartuffe in a sage-coloured gown.
Only tell him that I come from Mr. Tartuffe for his benefit.
"pretender to piety," 1670s, from name of principal character in comedy by Molière (1664), apparently from Old French tartuffe "truffle," chosen for suggestion of concealment (Tartuffe is a religious hypocrite).