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  • She has the necessary skills-she is no charlatan-but summoning spirits is exceedingly dangerous, and one does not embark upon it lightly.†   (source)
  • I'm only a cave-dwelling charlatan.†   (source)
  • In reality he was a charlatan.†   (source)
  • Tired of the pain in his bones and the secret illness that only he perceived, he had decided it was time to be examined by foreign doctors; he had reached the premature conclusion that Latin doctors were all charlatans who were closer to sorcerers than scientists.†   (source)
  • The new Charlatans album.†   (source)
  • Ghosh listened, his eyes taking in the blister marks on the sternum which said the native healer had been consulted; he noted the thick speech and guessed that the uvula had probably been recently amputated on a second visit to the same charlatan.†   (source)
  • Too many charlatans.†   (source)
  • Even if we must sometimes appear as charlatans.†   (source)
  • The time had come, Hamilton said, when "men of real integrity" must unite against all charlatans.†   (source)
  • At first, she would not say how she had come by the charm, for the charlatan who had choused her out of a shilling for it had also told her that a death curse would come upon her if she told.†   (source)
  • Bobby Kennedy thinks LBJ is a political charlatan.†   (source)
  • Scourge of the chicken-soup psychologists and the charlatans of his profession?†   (source)
  • It was over my dead body that I let you degrade yourself by continuing to work with these charlatans, these horse doctors.†   (source)
  • I'm not a charlatan, I'm an actor—good or bad, an actor.†   (source)
  • They did have a theory of morals and they tried to live by it (I should not have sneered at their motives) but their theory was wrong — half of it fuzzy-headed wishful thinking, half of it rationalized charlatanry.†   (source)
  • Sam was the greatest charlatan in the memory of god or man.†   (source)
  • Is it possible that you are a charlatan at heart?   (source)
  • It's too theatrical, too tawdry, thinks Simon; it reeks of the small-town lecture halls of fifteen years ago, with their audiences of credulous store clerks and laconic farmers, and their drab wives, and the smooth-talking charlatans who used to dole out transcendental nonsense and quack medical advice to them as an excuse for picking their pockets.†   (source)
  • And though it's clear to anyone with an ounce of logic that they are a pack of charlatans, they're lionized throughout the Empire not just as immortal, but as oracles and mind-readers.†   (source)
  • Lady, saint or charlatan, he is returned.†   (source)
  • They say there is no fool like an old fool, but I say there is no fool like a young one; and I am astonished that anyone with a medical degree would allow himself to be imposed upon by such a blatant piece of charlatanism and preposterous tomfoolery as a "Neuro-hypnotic trance," which is second in imbecility only to Spiritism, Universal Suffrage, and similar drivel.†   (source)
  • "Like a charlatan," I said.†   (source)
  • With what joy he would have mocked and skewered, on the genius of his mimicry, this ponderous charlatan.†   (source)
  • You see, my dear Conway, we are not quacks or charlatans; we do not and cannot guarantee success; some of our visitors derive no benefit at all from their stay here; others merely live to what might be called a normally advanced age and then die from some trifling ailment.†   (source)
  • While she drew breath after this volley, the ancient servant, sitting unrebuked on the edge of the torchlight, muttered: 'This house is a cattle-pound, as it were, for all charlatans and—priests.†   (source)
  • Mr. Toller remarked one day, smilingly, to Mrs. Taft, that "Bulstrode had found a man to suit him in Lydgate; a charlatan in religion is sure to like other sorts of charlatans."†   (source)
  • He seems to see reflected in them a figure antic as a showman, a little wild: a charlatan preaching worse than heresy, in utter disregard of that whose very stage he preempted, offering instead of the crucified shape of pity and love, a swaggering and unchastened bravo killed with a shotgun in a peaceful henhouse, in a temporary hiatus of his own avocation of killing.†   (source)
  • He went on, giving slow, full value to each word: "We called you an incompetent fool, a tyro, a charlatan, a swindler, an egomaniac…"†   (source)
  • "Allow me to warn you," interposed General Ivolgin, "that he is the greatest charlatan on earth."†   (source)
  • Would not he, the cad, the charlatan, attempt a more dramatic finish?†   (source)
  • But the professor himself was a charlatan.†   (source)
  • I hasten to add, to anticipate possible misconception, that he was not the least of a charlatan.†   (source)
  • I got this cordial at Rome, of an Italian charlatan — a fellow you would have kicked, Carter.†   (source)
  • The word charlatan once thrown on the air could not be let drop.†   (source)
  • Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April.†   (source)
  • Go ahead and despise it in favor of some sort of hocus-pocus of insinuation and emotional charlatanry—and the Devil will definitely have you in his—†   (source)
  • He was a charlatan but a successful charlatan, and in that was always something for the comic spirit to rejoice in.†   (source)
  • This, he considered, was the only basis of solid instruction; all other means of education were mere charlatanism, and could produce nothing better than smatterers.†   (source)
  • They implied that he was insolent, pretentious, and given to that reckless innovation for the sake of noise and show which was the essence of the charlatan.†   (source)
  • Supposing that by these words Anna Pavlovna was somewhat lifting the veil from the secret of the countess' malady, an unwary young man ventured to express surprise that well known doctors had not been called in and that the countess was being attended by a charlatan who might employ dangerous remedies.†   (source)
  • An outer show elaborated through centuries, and nothing but charlatanism and nonsense underneath," flashed through Miuesov's mind.†   (source)
  • A fine organ, imperturbable coolness, more temperament than intelligence, more power of emphasis than of real singing, made up the charm of this admirable charlatan nature, in which there was something of the hairdresser and the toreador.†   (source)
  • Here are two signatures of the German text—in my opinion, the crudest charlatanism; it discusses the question, 'Is woman a human being?'†   (source)
  • Mr. Toller remarked one day, smilingly, to Mrs. Taft, that "Bulstrode had found a man to suit him in Lydgate; a charlatan in religion is sure to like other sorts of charlatans."†   (source)
  • But there's St. John Long—that's the kind of fellow we call a charlatan, advertising cures in ways nobody knows anything about: a fellow who wants to make a noise by pretending to go deeper than other people.†   (source)
  • And since I know of no heroes about More to be praised than the truly devout And nothing at all with greater appeal Than the holy fervor of saintly zeal, So too nothing could be more odious Than the white-washed face of a zeal that's specious, Or these frank charlatans, seeking places, Whose false and sacrilegious double faces Exploit our love of God and make a game Of our reverence for Christ's holy name.†   (source)
  • …no one's more unlucky with his guests!"
    "Look what your man dragged in—this mangy tramp
    scraping for bread and wine!"
    "Not fit for good hard work,

    the bag of bones—"
    "A useless dead weight on the land!"
    "And then this charlatan up and apes the prophet."
    "Take it from me—you'll be better off by far—
    toss your friends in a slave-ship—"
    "Pack them off
    to Sicily, fast—they'll fetch you one sweet price!"
    So they jeered, but the prince paid no attention ….
    silent,…†   (source)
  • A gift, a thing I sought not, for this crown The trusty Creon, my familiar friend, Hath lain in wait to oust me and suborned This mountebank, this juggling charlatan, This tricksy beggar-priest, for gain alone Keen-eyed, but in his proper art stone-blind.†   (source)
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