“His majesty had no liking for the anniversaries of the Republic; some of which had always seemed to him odious and cruel, others ridiculous; and I have heard him express his indignation that they should have dared to make an annual festival of the anniversary of the 21st of January, and smile with pity at the recollection of what he called the masquerades of the theo-philanthropists, who, he said, "would have no Jesus Christ, and yet made saints of Fenelon and Las Casas -- Catholic prelates.”
“It can stand in for a whole literature of related texts in which feeling-expression masquerades as fact.”
“Finally, there were festivals, called masquerades by Roy Strong, which combined drama, dance, and the serving of food.”
“It sounds more like Pale Fire than The Da Vinci Code to me: a work that "masquerades" as academic to make fun of academia.”
“I'm not going to get cancer," I respond immediately, without thinking, once again letting the gumball machine that masquerades as my mouth get away from me.”
“Newton implies that he masquerades as "one of the guys.”
“What can we possibly expect from a place where elitist masquerades as cool, the dance club has been destroyed by bottle service, and credit wealth has bred flagrant inauthenticity exacerbated by a pseudo-celebrity culture?”
“We wade through the season where hot water masquerades as air.”
“Author Andrew Ward writes, "In the spring of 1867, Forrest and his dragons launched a campaign of midnight parades; 'ghost' masquerades; and 'whipping' and even 'killing Negro voters... to scare blacks off voting and running for office.”
“They live in a haze of job insecurity -- where success is based on the number of clicks you "generate," and the length of your comment thread -- a world of microwave meaning, of pandering that masquerades -- for survival purposes -- as cultural vigilance.”
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