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forgery

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Definition something that is represented as real even though it is a fake; or the making of such a fake item
  • The painting is a forgery.
forgery = a fake (a copy meant to look like the original)
  • 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Ireland managed to convince numerous of scholars in 18th-century England that he had found dozens of love letters, unpublished manuscripts and annotated volumes written by none other than William Shakespeare.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  --  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1868982_1868981_1868985,00.html (retrieved 09/30/09)
  • forgery = of fake copies
  • This signature looks like a forgery.
  • forgery = a fake (a copy meant to look like the original)
  • 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
  • Your paper's a forgery
    Henry James  --  The American
  • 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
  • forgery = something that is represented as real even though it is a fake
  • The documents were skilful forgeries.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • forgeries = fakes
  • The banknotes were forgeries!
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • forgeries = fakes
  • He spent a year and a half in an orphanage while his father served a jail term for forgery.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • forgery = making a copy of something and saying it is the original
  • Isn't forgery, like, a CRIME?
    Lincoln Pierce  --  Big Nate - In a Class by Himself
  • forgery = making a copy of something and saying it is the original
  • But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty's figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • forgery = making falsified copies of documents
  • He was as anxious as anyone else in the Department that the forgery should be perfect.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • forgery = falsified (fake) copy of a document
  • Sometimes he talked to her of the Records Department and the impudent forgeries that he committed there.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • forgeries = making of falsified (fake) copies of documents
  • Forgery.
    Lincoln Pierce  --  Big Nate - In a Class by Himself
  • forgery = falsifying papers
  • Comrade Ogilvy, who had never existed in the present, now existed in the past, and when once the act of forgery was forgotten, he would exist just as authentically, and upon the same evidence, as Charlemagne or Julius Caesar.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • forgery = making falsified (fake) copies of documents
  • Most of it was a tedious routine, but included in it there were also jobs so difficult and intricate that you could lose yourself in them as in the depths of a mathematical problem — delicate pieces of forgery in which you had nothing to guide you except your knowledge of the principles of Ingsoc and your estimate of what the Party wanted you to say.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • forgery = making falsified (fake) copies of documents
  • 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
  • forgery = making a falsified (fake) copy of a document
  • But that is the misfortune of beginning with this kind of forgery.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "Your paper's a forgery," he said to Newman.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • "Listen; this is his description: 'Benedetto, condemned, at the age of sixteen, for five years to the galleys for forgery.'
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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