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The painting is a forgery.
  something that is represented as real even though it is a fake; or the making of such a fake item
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  • The painting is a forgery.
  • This signature looks like a forgery.
  • At the tender age of 19, forgery artist William Ireland managed to convince numerous of scholars in 18th-century England that he had found dozens of love letters, unpublished manuscripts and annotated volumes written by none other than William Shakespeare.
    Time, 2008  --,28804,1868982_1868981_1868985,00.html(retrieved 09/30/09)
  • I did so, and found my other neighbor to be a young fellow in much the same position as myself, whose crime had been forgery.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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  • Your paper’s a forgery
    Henry James  --  The American
  • He spent a year and a half in an orphanage while his father served a jail term for forgery.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • Even the written instructions which Winston received, and which he invariably got rid of as soon as he had dealt with them, never stated or implied that an act of forgery was to be committed: always the reference was to slips, errors, misprints, or misquotations which it was necessary to put right in the interests of accuracy.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The banknotes were forgeries!
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Madam Pince held the note up to the light, as though determined to detect a forgery, but it passed the test.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The documents were skilful forgeries.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty’s figures, it was not even forgery.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The Mobile paper reported after the hearing: "Myers and McMillian were part of a burglary, theft, forgery and drug smuggling ring that operated in several counties in South Alabama, according to law enforcement officers.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Decrepication is the punishment for forgery in Junpui.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And as I make my way up the rise of the hill, it now comes fully into view, the staggered pointing of the chimneys, and the double steeples and bluish leaded panes, and the crossed beaming of the stuccoed Tudor style, my house a lovely, standing forgery, pristine enough and old enough that it passes most every muster.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Signature forgery.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • A mean sort, Wilhelmine was a prisoner herself, a German who had served time for forgery.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Well, we could do a forgery," Klaus said, using a word which here means "write something yourself and pretend somebody else wrote it."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • For one thing, a lot of his more creative efforts were rife with small inaccuracies, in-jokes almost, and he was not always so fastidious about his materials as someone turning out deliberate forgeries would have been.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Early eighteenth century, unless it is a forgery.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The only one who might complain in a case of forgery is the person whose name you forged, and I looked out for your interests by picking a dead man.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I gave in the check myself, and said I had every reason to believe it was a forgery.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • ’How about forgery,’ she interrupted.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The black-light pen or watermark stylus was a specialized felt-tipped marker originally designed by museums, restorers, and forgery police to place invisible marks on items.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • From him whom you have rendered the happiest of men, Comte de Wardes This note was in the first place a forgery; it was likewise an indelicacy.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • So I invented this injury in order that I might not commit a forgery, that I might not introduce a flaw into the marriage documents, in order that I might escape from signing.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The signatures to this instrument purporting to be executed by Mr. W. and attested by Wilkins Micawber, are forgeries by — HEEP.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • In the Getty’s catalogue, there is a picture of the kouros, with the notation "About 530 BC, or modern forgery."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • TITANIA These are the forgeries of jealousy: And never, since the middle summer’s spring, Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain, or by rushy brook, Or on the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturb’d our sport.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • This, at all events, is what Ingulf of Croyland used to tell us, until he was discovered to be a forgery.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • They were mostly of a felonious character; comprising the pen with which a celebrated forgery had been committed, a distinguished razor or two, some locks of hair, and several manuscript confessions written under condemnation,—upon which Mr. Wemmick set particular value as being, to use his own words, "every one of ’cause Lies, sir."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • In time his name became so much a household word that jokes and forgeries were fathered on to it, as in a popular fraud that survives on eighth-century B.C. tablets which perhaps themselves copy an older text.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • But that is the misfortune of beginning with this kind of forgery.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • ’And in part him;—but,’ you may say, ’not well: But if’t be he I mean, he’s very wild; Addicted so and so;’ and there put on him What forgeries you please; marry, none so rank As may dishonour him; take heed of that; But, sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slips As are companions noted and most known To youth and liberty.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Edgar held the check in both hands and at a distance, examining it through the bottom lens of his bifocals, as if it smelled of forgery.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • It was whispered about the country that shortly after the nuptials the bride found among her husband’s papers several rough and incomplete drafts of the fatal letter, and had accused him of precipitating the marriage—and Sir Richard’s death, too—by a wicked forgery.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Another, who claimed he had works of master calligraphers and painters, was actually selling forgeries.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • It narrated the success of a farm-lassie in clearing her brother of a charge of forgery.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Some were undone by lawsuits; others spent all they had in drinking, whoring, and gaming; others fled for treason; many for murder, theft, poisoning, robbery, perjury, forgery, coining false money, for committing rapes, or sodomy; for flying from their colours, or deserting to the enemy; and most of them had broken prison; none of these durst return to their native countries, for fear of being hanged, or of starving in a jail; and therefore they were under the necessity of seeking a
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • My belief is, to tell you the candid truth, that those bits were genuine forgeries all of them put in by monks most probably or it’s the big question of our national poet over again, who precisely wrote them like Hamlet and Bacon, as, you who know your Shakespeare infinitely better than I, of course I needn’t tell you.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The information being promptly carried to Snawley that Squeers was in custody—he was not told for what—that worthy, first extorting a promise that he should be kept harmless, declared the whole tale concerning Smike to be a fiction and forgery, and implicated Ralph Nickleby to the fullest extent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He’d exposed frauds, hoaxes, and forgeries.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • The other forgeries run back to 1893.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Soon afterward he discovered Holmes’s forgery.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • "And you’re saying that it’s an invention, a forgery?"
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • I am well versed in jewels, my dear, and I am so very sorry to inform you that your necklace is a forgery.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "Your paper’s a forgery," he said to Newman.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Murder, manslaughter, arson, forgery, swindling, house-breaking, highway robbery, larceny, conspiracy, fraud?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • If I name this letter a forgery and tell them to throw you in a dungeon, no one will ignore that, I promise you.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • This was his defiance to his record of petty forgeries against Gant: he saw himself as a clever swindler although he had never had courage to swindle any one except his father.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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