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in disguise

hidden behind a disguise; looking like something else. Santa Claus was really the little child's father in disguise. What I thought was terrible turned out to be a blessing in disguise!
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Although it was a painful experience at the time, it proved to be a blessing in disguise for the 29-year-old, whose Welsh international career appears to be over following a well-publicised bust-up with new manager John Toshack.
A TEENAGE murderer who has been on the run for four days after escaping from court amid a security blunder may be in disguise, police have warned.
The reason why, as the women would not discover until a chance encounter between one daycare provider and one of the "interpreters" who accompanied the fraud investigators in October, was that the "interpreters" were actually agents from the INS in disguise.
And Celadon, who excels among men in sports,(50) bears so great a resemblance to Adamas's daughter Alexis, that the druid himself hatches the plan for Celadon to pass in disguise for Alexis.
52 Here we might note the concern of Alexis over "le deffaut de son sein" (the lack in her breast) in disguise (d'Urfe, 3:249), or the complementary concern over "ce qu'elle portoit au bas" (that which she was carrying below) (3:548).
Watts, 1990), and A Blessing in Disguise (Delacorte, 1995).
An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists," A Blessing in Disguise is "a timely book that speaks to the subject of drugs and crime in a rural Southern town," wrote School Library Journal, "and a valuable addition to most collections.
More recently, media specialist Pat Scales of Greenville, South Carolina, developed one for A Blessing in Disguise that can be downloaded from Bantam Doubleday Dell's website for teachers (www.
Maybe getting the runs from olestra is a blessing in disguise.
Before this is all over this can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
Through fresh, innovative product and programming, we are confident that a whole new generation of kids will embrace the excitement of TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE.
Hasbro has done an excellent job of relaunching TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE," said Jim Meyer, Senior Buyer of boys toys for KB Toys.
DAVE BOWMAN reckons the referees' shock strike could turn out to be a blessing in disguise - because it's time foreign and English whistlers were given a chance to rule the roost in Scotland.
Thinking the brother is dead, she goes AWOL dressed as a man and winds up on the estate of a pretty young countess, who goes gaga for the girl in disguise.
He said: "Losing to Arthur in 2003 was a blessing in disguise.