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charlatan
used in Middlemarch

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one who pretends to have capabilities or knowledge they lack
  • 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.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (23% in)
  • The word charlatan once thrown on the air could not be let drop.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (23% in)
  • 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."
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (24% in)
  • 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."
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (24% in)
  • 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.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (24% in)

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