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charade
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Jane Eyre
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  • "Bridewell!" exclaimed Colonel Dent, and the charade was solved.
  • I wondered what they were going to do the first evening a change of entertainment was proposed: they spoke of "playing charades," but in my ignorance I did not understand the term.
  • What charade Colonel Dent and his party played, what word they chose, how they acquitted themselves, I no longer remember; but I still see the consultation which followed each scene: I see Mr. Rochester turn to Miss Ingram, and Miss Ingram to him; I see her incline her head towards him, till the jetty curls almost touch his shoulder and wave against his cheek; I hear their mutual whisperings; I recall their interchanged glances; and something even of the feeling roused by the spectacle…

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  • Their participation in negotiations is a charade to buy time.
  • They took an already unacceptable bill and turned it into a charade.
    Fred Wertheimer

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