They were done to give a thin patina of ersatz legitimacy to what is otherwise flagrant sexual assault.
Unfortunately, the admissions system seems to be primarily geared towards fake sincerity and ersatz enrichment.
But Klitschko is no Primo Carnera—the first giant heavyweight champion and an ersatz fighter who was set up by the mob.
This ersatz shark is support by some breath-taking footage of real sharks shot by Ron and Valerie Taylor.
Our hopes have gotten so cheesy that even the cheese is ersatz.
"'Tain't what it means," objected Jacob, filling his mouth with ersatz tobacco.
We had long been ridiculing the Germans for their ersatz ingenuity.
We were getting German ersatz coffee which was bitter and resembled coffee only by its color.
The brass fittings were still in place, and there were no signs of ersatz towels, sheets, or even lace curtains.
It is the same difference as that between the ersatz and the authentic.
1875, from German Ersatz "units of the army reserve," literally "compensation, replacement, substitute," from ersetzen "to replace," from Old High German irsezzen, from ir-, unaccented variant of ur- + setzen "to set" (see set (v.)). As a noun, from 1892.