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impersonation

im per suh nay shuhn

  • n  a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  • n  pretending to be another person
  • n  imitating the mannerisms of another person

  • As soon as somebody enters the room, she will immediately act a tasteful impersonation of Mother Love.
  • Dean, the kid's trainer, dispenses pre-fight advice (with many sly slaps to the gut and face) while Jer does such an acute impersonation of a punch-drunk veteran that the tough guy .
  • Oddly enough, she isn't doing a particularly good impersonation of Will Ferrell's impersonation of her.
News & Articles

  • One of Nashville's most wanted arrested on burglary charges
    Larry Groves was arrested on three different burglary charges, criminal impersonation, trespassing, and alcohol consumption under the age of 21.
    June 17, 2013 - WKRN Nashville
  • Woman wanted for possession and impersonation
    Pennington County authorities have issued a felony arrest warrant for Cheryl Lynn Locke, charging her with failure to appear for possession of marijuana, impersonation, possession of a controlled substance and ingesting.
    June 16, 2013 - Rapid City Journal
  • Sheriff candidate charged with impersonating officer
    PULASKI — Gregory R. Wireman has been charged with impersonation of a public servant, a Class D felony, following an incident reported to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department on Feb. 15. Due to Wireman’s involvement in Starke County, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Stacey Mrak was appointed special prosecutor, and filed the charges in Starke Circuit Court May 31.
    June 14, 2013 - The Leader of Starke County
Quotes

  • Novak Djokovic in SportingNews.com
    Last two days, the people were more congratulating me for the impressions than for my tennis,Djokovic said. "I was wondering, 'Guys, am I here for the impersonation, entertaining -- or to play tennis?"
  • Bobby Bowden in International Herald Tribune
    The hard thing at practice this week is trying to get the scout squad to give us a good impersonation of the wishbone offense,Bowden said. "It's hard to do. They can't duplicate the way Georgia Tech runs it."

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