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guise
used in War and Peace

3 uses
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Definition
a deceptive outward appearance

or more rarely:

any outward appearance — especially one that is new or clever
  • 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.
    Book Three — 1805 (21% in)
  • Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (99% in)
  • Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (50% in)

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