Examples from the Web for munchausen
People who intentionally hurt children for attention can be accused of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.Republican Thinks Obama’s Mental Illness Caused Border Crisis|Gideon Resnick|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I dont exactly understand how the whooping cough could save anybodys life, do you, Mr. Munchausen?
“You might have turned her into a summer hotel,” suggested Munchausen.The Pursuit of the House-Boat|John Kendrick Bangs
Munchausen felt that Bogey was encroaching on his preserve as a man with an imagination.The Enchanted Typewriter|John Kendrick Bangs
Word Origin for Munchausen
in reference to unbelievable stories (1850) is in reference to Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Münchhausen (1720-1797), German adventurer who served in the Russian army against the Turks; wildly exaggerated exploits attributed to him are told in the 1785 English book "Baron Munchausen, Narrative of his Marvellous Travels," written by Rudolph Erich Raspe (1734-1794). As a syndrome involving feigned dramatic illness, it is attested from 1951.