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  • n. Plural form of charlatan.


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  • Over all was the mushroom Emperor, his anterooms crowded with the titled charlatans of Europe, his court radiant with countesses created overnight.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune

  • What I am is angry and disgusted and ashamed, and I pray to my god, to your god, and to any god that will listen, that these people are identified as the charlatans that they are and that the scales fall from the eyes of their supporters.

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  • They were involved in vague and nebulous ideas, mixed up with what I am afraid I must call charlatans, the refuse and the wreckage of other arts.

    Some Diversions of a Man of Letters

  • Its going to take a generation-if ever- to remotely believe a word these charlatans say. theparson 26 September 2011 12:27PM

    The Guardian World News

  • When non-christians predict the end of the world, they're called charlatans or heretics. Stories / Popular

  • It is no accident that Sahagún, in his list of occupations, includes the physician among the artisans that the Mexica held most in high esteem (the others were the featherworker, the lapidary, and the goldsmith) .26 We also should note here that the condemnation of médicos malos found in these same texts, apart from the European objection to "superstitious" practices, surely include descriptions of what the Nahuas themselves considered to be "bad doctors," that is, the charlatans and the sorcerers who used their skills to inflict harm.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • No wonder my socially conservative friend deplores the "charlatans" on his side of the debate just as much as he does the momentum on "the other side".

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • If, after running a campaign last fall promising they would end Bush's war, and after failing miserably to do so for the past 10 months in power in Congress, they did not support a filibuster against further funding, they would stand exposed as the worst kind of charlatans and fraudsters.

    Sen. Chris Dodd's Make or Break Moment

  • It is doubtless true that lemon juice is not considered the proper treatment for heart disease in this enlightened age, but seventy years ago, in the wilds of Russia, there was probably no better medical aid to be secured; and even if Dr. Knothe and his son were "charlatans," it will be remembered that Balzac not only had

    Women in the Life of Balzac

  • Prothero and others do trouble to call charlatans what they are, but that’s only an obligation to tell the truth about the vile dishonesty with which ID began, and without which it has no weapons at all.

    Battle in Beverly Hills: Reflections on the Prothero/Shermer vs. Meyer/Sternberg "debate," Nov. 30, 2009 - The Panda's Thumb


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