in the guise of


: disguised as
a story about a demon in the guise of an angel

Examples of in the guise of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unrelenting machine assassin in the guise of a human is hunting him, which also puts his three children in harm's way. Nick Romano,, 15 May 2024 Ordered to tone it down and attract female listeners as a condition of his return to the airwaves, Chatman continually makes offensive remarks in the guise of anti-wokeness. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 8 May 2024 Avery, in the guise of Bridgeman, pretended his ship was a slaver bending the rules as so many did, trafficking enslaved Africans and elephant tusks without the seal of approval from the Royal African Company, which owned the British crown’s monopoly over the trade. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 The 34 counts apply to payments the Trump Organization paid his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in the guise of a legal fees, according to the indictment and a statement of facts released by Bragg. USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 In every passing person, Tara Robinson saw herself – a potential health crisis wrapped in the guise of someone just going about their daily business. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 By cloaking their gods in the guise of Catholic saints, the enslaved in Cuba could continue to worship as their forebearers in Benin and Congo had done. Helena Alonso Paisley, Miami Herald, 29 Jan. 2024 Jenner's own bob-pixie hybrid was styled in the guise of Sophia Loren, soft curls shorn to fall sultry across her face, a spritely flip at the nape of the neck keeping things sweet and stylized. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2024 There is no doubt that African countries have battled for decades, first to rid themselves of the legacy of colonialism and then to fight new battles against neo-colonialism in the guise of asymmetric economic warfare, exploitative extractive trade, and emasculating aid in return. Ivor Ichikowitz, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2024

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“In the guise of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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