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used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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a deceptive outward appearance

or more rarely:

any outward appearance — especially one that is new or clever
  • There's a certain type of spinster lady who takes her amusement by torturing others under the guise of "setting a good example."
    Chapter 6 (53% in)
  • She would have to ask that question, and it will have to be answered, and then we'll all sit in awkward silence or my grandmother will say something unkind under the guise of being kind.
    Chapter 26 (53% in)

There are no more uses of "guise" in A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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