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Word: bogus

Definition: counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview


Sentences Containing 'bogus'

And when you tell him the handbill and the reward's bogus, maybe he'll believe you when you explain to him what the idea was for getting 'em out.
As of 2005, it is inhabited by 13 Christian Orthodox monks led by hegumen Macarie Bogus.
He claimed his motivation for wishing to enter politics was his disgust at the recent United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal, but then revealed that he had funded his campaign via various bogus claims on his expense account at the bank.
He has claimed ownership of the Sun in order to make a point about extraterrestrial property rights claims that he argues are bogus.
In 2006 the Associated Press reported that "at least 135 federal employees" held bogus degrees from the Saint Regis operation.
It was Sir Walter that made every gentleman in the South a Major or a Colonel, or a General or a Judge, before the war; and it was he, also, that made these gentlemen value these bogus decorations.
Keintpoos became Captain Jack, while others became known to history as Scarfaced Charley, Stamboat Frank, Bogus Charley, Shack Nasty Jim, Long Jim, Curly-headed Doctor, and Hooker Jim.
Lots of background jive talk, chat up lines and bogus off-tape comments make you feel like you're gatecrashing a party at the point where everybody pairs off to go to his or her place… Bastard sons of George Clinton, take a bow."
Most stamps of Abkhazia are believed to be bogus, produced in foreign countries solely for sale to collectors, but more recently Abkhazia has produced stamps that may have legitimate use locally within the borders of the disputed area.
Nathan’s research indicated that Wilbur and Schreiber fabricated numbers of narrative in "Sybil" to bolster their story of Mason, including the bogus confession of Mason’s father that her deceased mother had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Official synopsis: "In "FrackNation" journalist Phelim McAleer faces threats, cops, and bogus lawsuits questioning green extremists for the truth about fracking.
On 24 August 1975, McConnell was alleged by Weir to have been part of a UVF group that ambushed two Gaelic football supporters at a bogus vehicle checkpoint set up in the Cortamlet Road at the townland of Altnamachin, near Tullyvallen close to the Irish Republic border.
Operation Barclay used bogus troop movements, radio traffic, recruitment of Greek interpreters, and acquisition of Greek maps to indicate an invasion through the Balkans.
Realizing that one man attempting to get through customs is too suspicious, he hires a stripper stage-named Rose, a runaway 21 year old girl, petty thief named Casey, and his 18 year-old neighbor Kenny to pose as a bogus family called the "Millers".
Sirota was fired after being linked to a bogus Web site apparently intended to hurt a rival candidate.
The Bogus Brook, which flows into the Rum River, was known to have been a refuge for moonshiners during Prohibition.
The novel revolves around the mishaps of its narrator, Fred Trumper, a floundering late-twenty-something graduate student with serious commitment and honesty issues that earn him the nickname "Bogus."
The RUC immediately suspected that it was a bogus checkpoint despite the men having worn full military combat uniforms.
There were several Modoc chiefs at the Quapaw Agency after Bogus but they were only recognized as such by the Modoc people.
This windfall enabled Sébastiani and General of Division Jean François Leval to make the bogus claim that they lost no guns at Talavera.
Though the two relationships function chiefly as a means of demonstrating Bogus Trumper's tendency to repeat his mistakes, Irving is often noted for his strong, independent female characters, and Tulpen and Biggie can be seen as markers in the development of the strong women in his more popularly successful novels, particularly "The World According to Garp" (1979).
When Scarfaced Charley, who had replaced Captain jack as chief, refused to interfere, Jones appointed Bogus Charley as chief.
When several of their members were infected, they set about eating humanity and sent out a bogus "Avengers Assemble" call to draw super-humans to the Avengers Mansion, infected more heroes and thus spread the virus.
When the tribe was granted Federal Recognition in 1978, Chief Follis became the first federally recognized chief of the Modoc in Oklahoma since the death of Bogus Charley in 1880.
Wilstein, Bianchi wrote, “deserves a spot in Cooperstown for setting the record straight on a bogus record; for uncovering baseball’s dirty little secret when nobody else would … “Back then, baseball, the national media and everybody else associated with the game buried their heads in the euphoric sands of the time and ignored what was literally right in front of their eyes.
With a bogus HELO identity the result NONE would not help, but for valid host names SPF also protects the HELO identity.
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