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 Meanings and Examples of COUNTERFEIT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
counterfeit
 v.  make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  He rings every coin to find a counterfeit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
2  But, alas, it was again the case of the honest merchant, who finds that the genuine and unadulterated article is driven to the wall by the artistic counterfeit.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
3  At this favorable moment the counterfeit conjurers disappeared.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
4  A wretched man, being at the end of his resources, had coined counterfeit money, out of love for a woman, and for the child which he had had by her.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
5  That the prioress had told him to bring his brother on the following evening, after the counterfeit interment in the cemetery.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—IN WHICH JEAN VALJEAN HAS QUITE THE AIR OF HAV...
6  "It may be counterfeit," said Athos.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 39 A VISION
7  Gatsby, his hands still in his pockets, was reclining against the mantelpiece in a strained counterfeit of perfect ease, even of boredom.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  All the known incidents of their love were enlarged, distorted, touched up, and modified, till the original reality bore but a slight resemblance to the counterfeit presentation by surrounding tongues.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
9  'All of a shiver,' said Mr. Dick, counterfeiting that affection and making his teeth chatter.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
10  The Mohican started on his feet, and shook his shaggy covering, as though the animal he counterfeited was about to make some desperate effort.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
11  This fellow Hayes had shod his horses with shoes which counterfeited the tracks of cows.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
12  The counterfeits of the past assume false names, and gladly call themselves the future.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI—END OF THE PETIT-PICPUS
13  Sometimes the populace counterfeits fidelity to itself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
14  They were bandits, counterfeiters, poisoners, incendiaries, murderers, parricides.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
15  Nothing can be more melancholy than these reprisals in painting, by a pack of cards, in the presence of stakes for the roasting of smugglers and of the cauldron for the boiling of counterfeiters.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
Example Sentence:
1  Toad doesn't actually change his ways, but instead simply learns to counterfeit socially acceptable virtues in order to be accepted by his society.
2  He sprung his secret, but the surprise it occasioned was largely counterfeit and not as clamorous and effusive as it might have been under happier circumstances.
3  The traffic in counterfeit medicines in developing countries is a worldwide gaping wound.
4  It is a crime to counterfeit money.
5  This watch may be a counterfeit, but it looks just like the original.