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two-faced

Duplicitous; habitually presenting a different version of oneself at different times, especially in the presence of different people. Terri is about as two-faced as they come, always giving me a big hug and then talking about me as soon as I walk away. It's not surprising that politicians are so two-faced, but that people buy their phony facades.
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Scientists point to a protein that has earned the nickname "Sonic Hedgehog homolog," SHH, as a cause for the rare two-faced condition.
Mills said: "Massimo said Steve McClaren was two-faced and I can't disagree with that.
He exposes Betjeman's two-faced behaviour, and suggests that his championing of Comper was not entirely helpful to the great man's reputation.
More successful is the two-faced vertical "portrait" painting Janus, 2005, in which a stylized desert plant rendered in creamy yellow, pink, and acid green also reveals itself as a brushy gestural head contained by a thick, cartoonish black outline; the ambiguous gender of the featureless head mirrors the playful disruption of genre expectations engendered by conflating portrait and landscape.
Henni tries to tolerate Tara, but just can't get over how two-faced she seems.
A powerful parable of the importance of individual rights and decision-making, and a sharp denouncement of the savagery of American war crimes and two-faced justification of intolerable humanitarian outrages during the Vietnam occupation, God Go With Them ultimately champions the human spirit in its willingness to to take a stand based on what is right, in spite of the scorn of one's brethren.
There is a whole other movie waiting to be made about the character who is the secretly gay athlete, but the two-faced lifestyle of a straight Indian-British girl who'd rather be scoring goals than frying samosas reminds us that closets come in all shapes and sizes.
Or you've seen her picking up best supporting actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for her portrayal of Julianne Moore's two-faced friend in ``Far From Heaven.
The Age of the Two-Faced Janus: The Comets of 1577 and 1618 and the Decline of the Aristotelian World View in the Netherlands (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 89) Leiden: Brill, 1998.
No one has yet come up with a real system - perhaps a special kind of pendulum or a mixture of reacting chemicals in which the concentrations of various components oscillate up and down at different rates - that shows this distinctly two-faced behavior.
Commons Speaker John Bercow recently singled out Mr Gove as the most two-faced MP in Parliament, able to issue withering insults after "superficial praise".
This wouldn't normally be a problem but he has a girlfriend who is a backstabbing, two-faced b***.
London, June 20 (ANI): WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye expressed frustration at public opinion about Wladimir Klitschko's image as the 'good guy' of world boxing, saying he is merely a 'ruthless two-faced businessman and certainly not a hero'.
To find that we are nearly pounds ioom short is seen as extremely two-faced by the Chancellor.
This mocked Christ is presented to us as a two-faced Janus, simultaneously tragic and grotesque; like some bulky hunchback, the character has a skull behind its head, its flayed and negative double, also bowed, its empty gaze turned downward.