under the guise of


: by saying or acting as if something is other than what it really is
She swindles people under the guise of friendship.

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Recent Examples on the Web Challenging such programs under the guise of civil rights laws is controversial and seen by many as an attempt to obstruct positive societal change. Melissa Noel, Essence, 6 Nov. 2023 New cast members are obligated to give some kind of tour of their home, usually under the guise of having the ladies over for a get-to-know-you event. Jocelyn Silver, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2023 Laura, being put on the defensive, suggested that there was a part of Bradley that was actually relieved that her mother had died, prompting Bradley to leave the ranch the next morning under the guise of covering the lead-up to and the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election in Washington, D.C. Max Gao, NBC News, 4 Oct. 2023 Officials in Beijing maintain that the United States has arbitrarily broadened trade and economic restrictions to contain China’s economic growth under the guise of national and economic security. Cate Cadell, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Some officials have questioned whether the foundation is running a smuggling operation under the guise of a nonprofit. Julie Turkewitz, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2023 Democrats in Denver are backing a measure that would blow through the state’s spending cap under the guise of a bogus property-tax cut. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2023 Namely, how could such respectable people—Stanford law professors famous for their sense of ethics—have raised a sociopath who stole billions of dollars under the guise of altruism? Jeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 15 Sep. 2023 Invigorated with greater statutory authority, the already aggressive enforcement agencies would have the means to deem any speech unlawful and limit it under the guise of promoting child safety. Rachel Chiu, WSJ, 13 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Under the guise of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20the%20guise%20of. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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