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masquerade as (someone or something)

1. Literally, to disguise oneself as someone or something; to dress in apparel meant to look like someone or something else. I love seeing all the kids on Halloween masquerading as ghouls, goblins, and cartoon characters.
2. To pretend to be someone or something that one is not; to posture as someone or something. It's clear now that the candidate has just been masquerading as a common, working-class citizen to gain more votes across the county. She masqueraded as a legitimate journalist before it was discovered that she had plagiarized most of her work.
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masquerade as someone or something

to appear disguised as someone or something; to pretend to be someone or something. We decided to masquerade as ghosts for the party. Mr. Wilson, who is a bit overweight, masqueraded as Cinderella's coach.
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In between masquerades, visit the replica of an Igbo royal palace built on Franklin Field.
It's easy to be drawn into the world of the Masquerade ("feet sticking to the carpet, sweat dripping from the ceiling") as they meet kindhearted club boss Frank (and his plate of dodgy sandwiches) and bar staff Norma and Stuart.
One of the key concepts of the game is known as the Masquerade, which is a set of rules that allow vampires to survive among humans.
The development, it was gathered, did not go down well with the team of the masquerade but had to take to the advice, in order to maintain law and order.
Within these lineages, masquerades were inherited through generations, with particular masks representing the lineage and/or ward at yearly processions, and performances were organized for audiences varying from the royal court to the town's commoners.
Holiday season in Eastern Nigeria--the masquerades are taking place, scaring young children; their performers held back aggressively by young men with whips, attempting to control their destructive potency.
Since 2008, the International Festival of Masquerade Games is held every year on the last Saturday and Sunday of January.
Royal Square offered the space - dubbed "The Foundry" -to Downtown Inc for its annual Masquerade Ball to showcase the space's potential as a brewery, restaurant or office, said Bauer.
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Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction.
The author examines masquerade as a motif related to the theme of social justice in 14 contemporary novels by Latin American authors Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Galindo, Augusto Roa Bastos, Fernando del Paso, Mayra Santos-Febres, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Marcela Serrano, Sara Sefchovich, Luisa Valenzuela, and Ariel Dorfman.
In this paper, the word masquerade or masquerading is to be differentiated from masking.
Hannah Fielding; MASQUERADE; London Wall Publishing (Fiction: Romance) 26.95 ISBN: 9780993291746