from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who assumes the character of another; one who plays a part.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who personates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who
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It is pleasant to remember that nobody had charged him with fraudulent purposes or looked down on him as a charlatan; but apart from that he was supposed to be all sorts of things: a clever screen, a mere device, a "personator," a familiar spirit, a whispering "dæmon."
I'd also like to see an Obama personator say things like "my bowling looks like Special Olympics" and "the police acted stupidly" and after each quip, a Biden impersonator says "This is a big F ... ing deal". jay
I will not dispute your intuition theory, since your last words assure me that I do not fall so far short of your imaginary 'C,' as did my personator.
How completely is it here fulfilled! for when we discover that the personator of Henrico is meant for an Adonis, we _are_ astonished.
Anything to arouse this personator of our human mutability, this vacillator between doing and letting alone!
The personator of this god in the ceremonies assumes the additional character of a clown and as such creates much merriment in the dances in which he appears.
Then came a personator of Columbus, on horseback, surrounded by woodsmen with axes, the axe being pre-eminently the tool and weapon of the American pioneer.
The personator of this youth was a man an inch and a half or two inches taller, and weighing five-and-twenty stone.
The probabilities were all against the personator being Godfrey Bellingham.
The strange disappearance ceases to be strange, for a personator would necessarily make off before Mr. Hurst should arrive and discover the imposture.