- v. Simple past tense and past participle of humbug.
“He that is POLITICALLY humbugged, which is divisible into”
“He always attributed his success to his having "humbugged" the public by this unique method of advertising his blacking in Egypt!”
“The secretary was not "humbugged," nor did Lumley expect he should be.”
“The Battle: Blucher had occupied Ligny and was awaiting Wellington only to be told that the duke was himself out of position (he had been "humbugged" to quote Wellesley).”
“Many journalists and others humbugged about the absurdity of a hapless suit that sought damages for a straightforward news piece from an editor who was a high-school sophomore when the original 2006 story ran.”
“Begging for photographs of bomb damage inflicted by the RAF on Germany, he concluded urgently that “to a country which is used to being humbugged by its press, and who knows that it is being humbugged by its press, only seeing is believing.””
“One man on the street refused to be humbugged by the ad.”
“And here I was, humbugged to hell and beyond, being kidnapped in the train of this deceitful rebel bitch - or was I wrong, was there some explanation after all?”
“Oh, she'd tricked me into his clutches, right enough - but she'd humbugged him, too, whoring away like a demented succubus while he was biting his nails over her supposed virtue.”
“Christmas came early at the box office this weekend as A Christmas Carol bah humbugged its way to $31 million in ticket sales and a first place finish, ahead of newcomers The Men Who Stare at Goats ($13.3 million in second) and The Fourth Kind ($12.5 million in fourth).”
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