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phoney

foh nee

  • n  a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
  • s  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

  • Considering she was in charge of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, couldn't she have done something about Madoff or is it just a phoney-baloney authority?.
  • The claim of danger to our soldiers from release of the fotos is phoney, false, empty, hallow, bs, when it is common knowledge that extreme abuse has occured, and may still be .
  • Fact also is that this war is no -"phoney," but simply a war far different from any ever fought.
News & Articles

  • Rugby-Will to trump skill in opening Lions test
    By Nick Mulvenney BRISBANE, June 20 (Reuters) - The phoney war is almost over, the 46 protagonists have been named and the Brisbane stage is set as Australia braces for the unique ferocity of a British and Irish Lions test match. The first match of three, Saturday's clash at Lang Park (1000GMT) will go a long way to deciding whether Warren Gatland's fancied tourists can secure a first series ...
    June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
  • Rugby-Will to trump skill in opening Lions test
    By Nick Mulvenney BRISBANE, June 20 (Reuters) - The phoney war is almost over, the 46 protagonists have been named and the Brisbane stage is set as Australia braces for the unique ferocity of a British and Irish Lions test match. The first match of three, Saturday's clash at Lang Park (1000GMT) will go a long way to deciding whether Warren Gatland's fancied tourists can secure a first series ...
    June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Reuters UK
    I don't care what they say about me but I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phoney outrage and Swift-boat politics. Enough is enough,Obama added.
  • Nick Clegg in BBC News
    Arriving in Bournemouth for the start of his party's annual conference, Mr Clegg said: "People up and down the country are crying out for change. So the choice before people is the choice between fake, phoney change from David Cameron's...
  • Mark David Chapman in News24.com
    I perceived him at that time, and wrongly judged him, to be a phoney,Chapman told the board. "Here he is at this ritzy building, and he had been singing of love and other things, at that time, it angered me."

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