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fakery

[fey-kuh-ree] /ˈfeɪ kə ri/
noun, plural fakeries.
1.
the practice or result of faking.
Origin of fakery
1885-1890
1885-90; fake1 + -ery
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  • It is a terrible thing to have spent years perfecting the art of fakery, and then to realize you needn't have faked at all.

    Sense from Thought Divide Mark Irvin Clifton
  • Three years of this fakery is enough to try the soul of a saint.

    Oogie Finds Love Berkeley Livingston
  • They resort to fakery: one howls, and the other wrinkles his face in great anger.

  • And there was no fakery about the warmth from the thing over his chest.

    The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey
  • As it was, Jenny Harper was first a symbol of the fakery he intended to destroy, and after that a woman.

    Love Story Irving E. Cox, Jr.

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