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a situation in which a person is forced to act or seems to be acting against his principles or interests
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How to use false position in a sentence
But though all the curates were in an utterly false position they were not all equally depraved.Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
In short, a strange confusion reigns in your household; both you and your wife are in a false position.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete|Honore de Balzac
"No; you didn't," said the boy, angered at this barefaced attempt to place him in a false position.Ralph Granger's Fortunes|William Perry Brown
A cabinet, the author and victim of that false position, sank under the effort.
I am very sorry indeed that I allowed myself to be over-persuaded and placed in an undoubtedly false position.Mysterious Mr. Sabin|E. Phillips Oppenheim