- phony + -ness (Wiktionary)
“More political phoniness from the Palin camp. prairiedale”
“When, on several occasions, McGregor stares at possibly incriminating photos of Lang from his moppish days at university, the Photoshop work on display is supposed to be cheeky, but instead the phoniness is awful.”
“And I think he spotted what a lot of -- a lot of other people have now begun to spot in our prime minister, Mr. Blair, that dreadful phoniness, which is one of the very important developments of modern politics, an -- an emp ...”
“Pantages or someplace, and she'd be draped in fur and wearing diamond-studded sunglasses (signifiers of phoniness in other words) and would say how much she wanted to thank "all the little people" out there without whom her career would have been impossible.”
“For Biden, the story encapsulated all the "phoniness" of the endless debate of America's role overseas.”
“Many young people go through a Walden phase, believing that Thoreau and, in "Self-Reliance," Emerson saw through to the realities of life, past the "phoniness" that so obsessed Holden Caulfield.”
“That this is part of a LARGER PATTERN that extends way back ... for example, to the 20-month long assault on Al Gore's "phoniness".”
“Clinton's various efforts over the years to become a neutral figure only made her more polarizing by adding "phoniness" to the list of charges against her.”
“Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world.”
“Holden Caulfield, the caustic protagonist at the heart of the story, inspired writers and artist wannabes to reject the "phoniness" of consumer culture and its stifling complacency in their search for authenticity.”
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