Origin of imposture
Examples from the Web for imposture
Even after the imposture was revealed, however, Taliban leaders remained positive that that their trick could still work.Afghanistan: The Taliban Plot to Assassinate Karzai|Sami Yousafzai|December 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shall it be of ignorance, simplicity, and facility; or of malice and imposture?The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne
Mr Francis gives us some interesting anecdotes of the casualties arising from this gigantic scheme of imposture.
I listen; be brief—for I am in no humor for either falsehood or imposture.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
They always believe that if they had been there they could have quickly discovered the imposture.Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research|Michael Sage
They proposed to put the great bibliopolist, De Bure, in good humour, whose agency would sanction the imposture.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for imposture
Word Origin for imposture
Word Origin and History for imposture
"act of willfully deceiving others," 1530s, from Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, from impostus (see impost).