in disguise


: wearing a disguise
I've heard that she sometimes travels around the country in disguise.
: made to look like something else : presented as another thing
He says that the new fee is really just a tax increase in disguise.

Examples of in disguise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And some of them believe that Donald Trump is JFK in disguise. Leah Feiger, WIRED, 2 May 2024 Perhaps a note-to-self in disguise, but try not to get too attached to a certain brand. Talia Abbas, Vogue, 23 Apr. 2024 Bethenny Frankel's miscarriage was a blessing in disguise, according to the reality TV alum. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2024 Nonetheless, the state Republican Party is interpreting the campaign as a Democrat initiative in disguise. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Apr. 2024 Religious police tend to ramp up their presence during Ramadan, activists note, which ends later this week, patrolling the streets more visibly and staking out at popular eateries – sometimes in disguise – to catch those breaching the rules. Heather Chen, CNN, 8 Apr. 2024 Israeli officials have disputed this account, however, saying in interviews that their intelligence suggests the compound was not in fact a civilian building but a Quds Force military headquarters in disguise. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 2 Apr. 2024 The regulator’s response that these fees are interest payments in disguise does not ring true. Wayne Winegarden, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The characters in it—which, of course, are all Sherman in disguise—are women in their senescence, a state Sherman exaggerates to cartoonish effect, using pancaked makeup and Cubistic digital-collage techniques that can make the faces of her imaginary subjects puffy, pinched, and simply strange. Chris Wiley, The New Yorker, 20 Feb. 2024

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“In disguise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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