He was supposed to come back to “masquerade the relationship,” but no such luck.
They masquerade as intellectual contests, but are really just showcases for rhetorical cleverness and public charisma.
And it says something depressing about our country that it is permitted to masquerade as the former.
Like most conversos, Diego passed himself off an Old Christian, and went to his grave with his masquerade intact.
It builds to a masquerade ball, in which Not Harry and the women don masks and commence flirting.
It seems very odd to think of a judge in a masquerade costume, all the same.
Tell me the meaning of this masquerade; and why you have attempted so desperate an adventure?
And as for the masquerade, let us hope it was essentially foreign even to the skin of the man!
Are you dressed for a masquerade, and is this a time to go masked?
Precisely; and this ‘brave man’, is the same who was present at the masquerade; is it not so?
1590s, "assembly of people wearing masks and disguises," from French mascarade or Spanish mascarada "masked party or dance," from Italian mascarata "a ball at which masks are worn," variant of mascherata "masquerade," from maschera (see mask (n.)). Figurative sense of "false outward show" is from 1670s.
1650s, from masquerade (n.). Related: Masqueraded; masquerading.