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  • Under the guise of friendship he betrayed them.
  • the text of the Constitution has frequently been rewritten by the Supreme Court in the guise of interpretation.
    Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy  --  Richard A. Posner
  • the outward guise of purity was but a lie
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • But now I positively must go and dress: the second bell will ring directly, and if I come to dinner in this guise, I shall never hear the end of it from Lady Ashby.
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey

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  • I am thinking about control in the guise of caring: Here is a sweater for the cold, my sweet, now wear it and match my vision.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Under the guise of having every voice heard, you create mob rule, a filterless society where secrets are crimes.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Or he would sneer at me under the guise of a compliment.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He bent under the guise of adjusting his boot, and Celaena saw a small dagger glint in the sunlight.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I don’t really want to be subjected to them for longer periods of time under the guise of a team."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Billie’s guise of craziness dropped whenever he spoke to me about Mrs. Brown.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • His snarling insult of the night before, and his general mistreatment of Sophie, had trespassed on my dreams all night in various allusive masks and guises, and now to awake to behold the same midcentury urban face intoning these hokey antebellum lyrics was simply more than I could tolerate.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Naturally they came on board in the guise of passengers, though how they got the weapons past Security is anyone’s guess.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • In the guise of an English friend of the Fraser family, I had found it reasonably easy to gain admittance to Wentworth, and to the office of Sir Fletcher, civilian governor of the prison.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • One literally never saw them except in the guise of prisoners, and even as prisoners one never got more than a momentary glimpse of them.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • They have taken the guise of riders in black.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • What ship chandler would not think of making a little extra money under the noble guise of saving lives?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It’s the only time I get homesick, when America lands on my doorstep in a missionary guise.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The idea of protection of pilgrims was the guise under which the Templars ran their mission.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne and the little princess had to own to themselves that Princess Mary in this guise looked very plain, worse than usual, but it was too late.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was not jamais vu, since the apparition was not of someone, or something, familiar appearing to him in an unfamiliar guise.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Gates was now in his senior year, and somehow he managed to convince his teachers to let him decamp for Bonneville under the guise of an independent study project.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But could it be possible that any sober harpooneer would get into a door mat, and parade the streets of any Christian town in that sort of guise?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • For the time, fear had been routed by growth, while growth had assumed the guise of curiosity.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The friend whom he had known under a shabby and necessitous guise had become a brilliant figure on the London Press.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • We should have made it a period ball, not the hotchpotch of humanity it was bound to be, with Giles, poor fellow, well-meaning and hearty in his guise of Arabian sheik.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It kept flickering through her three guises, only the eyes butter-colored and hateful remaining the same as she glared at him.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I expressed a wish to visit England, but concealing the true reasons of this request, I clothed my desires under a guise which excited no suspicion, while I urged my desire with an earnestness that easily induced my father to comply.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • You know they go in foreign guise, the gods do, looking like strangers, turning up in towns and settlements to keep an eye on manners, good or bad.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • His favorite old theatrical fantasy, the one in which he thought of himself as "Perry O’Parsons, The One-Man Symphony,"-returned in the guise of a recurrent dream.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • In the frightful meditation into which its presence casts the soul the scaffold appears in terrible guise, and as though taking part in what is going on.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Robespierre, Danton, Marat, she had not known in their new guise of bloody judiciaries, merciless wielders of the guillotine.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Still, what little we say to one another often comes back in another guise.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • In peace we can make many of them ignore good and evil entirely; in danger, the issue is forced upon them in a guise to which even we cannot blind them.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Could they be other than the insidious whispers of the bad angel, who would fain have persuaded the struggling woman, as yet only half his victim, that the outward guise of purity was but a lie, and that, if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom besides Hester Prynne’s?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I passed it as negligently as I did the pollard willow opposite to it: I had no presentiment of what it would be to me; no inward warning that the arbitress of my life — my genius for good or evil — waited there in humble guise.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • They deliberately choose to foster distortions, always under the guise of patriotism, upon a people who have no means of checking the facts.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • I beg you to recognize human life draped in a form and guise alien to ours, but springing from a soil plowed and sown by all our hands.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • What she didn’t know was that Mama Elena had "asked" Pedro to stop praising the meals, on the grounds that it made Rosaura feel insecure, when she was fat and misshapen because of her pregnancy, to have to listen to him compliment Tita in the guise of praising the delicious food she cooked.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • We find this figure appearing in different guises, even under nearly opposite circumstances, from one story to another.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Athena, meanwhile, in a soldiers guise, that of Laodokos, Antenor’s son, a burly spearman, passed among the Trojans looking for Pandaros, if she could find him— Lykaons noble son.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Spirits can assume many different guises, dictated by their whim.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Yes, Master Gimli, he saw me, but in other guise than you see me here.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Though it came in such a very simple guise, that was the crowning moment of both their lives, when, turning from the night and storm and loneliness to the household light and warmth and peace waiting to receive them, with a glad "Welcome home!"
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Ulfius and Brastias were made the messengers, and so rode forth well horsed and well armed and as the guise was that time, and so passed the sea and rode toward the city of Benwick.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Lesson number 1b in Bibwit’s carefully planned curriculum: For most of the universe’s inhabitants, life is not all gummy wads and tarty tarts; it is a struggle against hardship, unfairness, corruption, abuse, and adversity in all its guises, where even to survive-let alone survive with dignity-is heroic.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It is ill dealing with such a foe: he is a wizard both cunning and dwimmer-crafty, having many guises.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • They were tired, and under the guise of unselfishness they wrangled.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • They’re doing all the things that college freshmen have been doing, under various guises and with various aids, since the first tenderfoot left home for Harvard in 1636.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • And now Advanced in view they stand—a horrid front Of dreadful length and dazzling arms, in guise Of warriors old, with ordered spear and shield, Awaiting what command their mighty Chief Had to impose.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • No deep, sinister soul with ulterior motives could have given her fifteen cents under the guise of friendship.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
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