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spurious
used in Main Street

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Definition
false; or not genuine — often seeming plausible, or intentionally deceptive
  • That institution is reserved for men like Kennicott who, after devoting fifty years to "putting aside a stake," incontinently invest the stake in spurious oil-stocks.
    Chapter 37 (71% in)
  • With spurious enthusiasm he said, "Splendid!
    Chapter 13 (97% in)
  • With spurious cheerfulness she announced everywhere, "I guess I'm a born spinster," and "No one will ever marry a plain schoolma'am like me," and "You men, great big noisy bothersome creatures, we women wouldn't have you round the place, dirtying up nice clean rooms, if it wasn't that you have to be petted and guided.
    Chapter 21 (11% in)

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