HOAX in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HOAX
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hoax
 n.  act intended to deceive or trick; practical joke
Classic Sentence:
1  I suspect a hoax is intended, but the instigators of it little knew whom they had to deal with.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
2  I stood for a few minutes with my heart in my boots, wondering whether the whole thing was an elaborate hoax or not, when up came a man and addressed me.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
Example Sentence:
1  Mr. Troyer said later that some of the search had been in response to a hoax - a man called the police and falsely said he was the gunman.
2  This is an official affidavit from the court and it is saying that the whole thing was a hoax.
3  The fire - brigade answered the emergency call but there was no fire it was all a hoax.
4  The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax.
5  A flat-earther who witnessed this week's SpaceX launch says it was a hoax – and that Elon Musk has been groomed to help fool people into thinking intergalactic travel is possible.