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 Meanings and Examples of HUMBUG
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humbug
 n.  pretentious or silly talk or writing; something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
Classic Sentence:
1  This relieved me; and once more, and finally as it seemed to me, I pronounced him in my heart, a humbug.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. The Prophet.
2  Charley profanely hinted they were humbug.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  For my part, I think half this republican talk sheer humbug.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  Yes, there's no humbug about her.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
5  But you needn't have been such a humbug.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  That music has taken the vanity out of me as Rome took it out of her, and I won't be a humbug any longer.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
7  'Now that, my child,' continued Miss Mowcher, rubbing all the time as busily as ever, 'is another instance of the refreshing humbug I was speaking of.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
8  One of them is a hero, another a buffoon, another a humbug, another perhaps a bit of a blackguard.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
9  It didn't take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn't no kings nor dukes at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX.
10  I said, what a set of humbugs we were in general, and I showed you the scraps of the Prince's nails to prove it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
11  Well; all sorts of humbugs profess morality.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
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