from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of personate.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It was after the murder, too, that he conceived the idea of personating Ripaldi, and, having disfigured him beyond recognition, as he hoped, he had changed clothes and compartments.

    The Rome Express

  • St Fleuri was charmed with the idea of personating a wit; and readily promised her assistance in that character.

    The Monk and the Vine-dresser: or, the Emigrants of Bellesme

  • “If I had a doppelganger, who went about personating me, copying me, and pirating me, philosopher as I am, I might if the Court of Chancery would not grant an injunction against him be so far carried away by jealousy as to attempt the crime of murder upon his carcass.”


  • I can also understand being sick of personating her.

    Fey likely to revive Palin impersonation

  • Pleadings and evidence in the trial of Elijah Barber, otherwise called Jesse L. Bunkley, for cheating and swindling, by personating one Jesse L. Bunkley, ... in December, 1837.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Low-Wage Workers Are Often Cheated, Study Says

  • He laughed heartily at her affright, and extolled his own skill in personating a subtle ruffian; declaring he liked to have a touch at all trades, in case of accidents.


  • Ladies vowed never to forgive the personating part.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The next article of my indictment was for forgery; and for personating of Lady Betty and my cousin Charlotte.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The wretch that appeared in vile disguises, personating an old, lame creature, seeking for lodgings for thy sick wife? —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Some have considered the larger part of mankind in the light of actors, as personating characters no more their own, and to which in fact they have no better title, than the player hath to be in earnest thought the king or emperor whom he represents.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.