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Word: mountebank

Definition: charlatan; boastful pretender


Sentences Containing 'mountebank'

'My employer, ma'am--Mr. Heep--once did me the favour to observe to me, that if I were not in the receipt of the stipendiary emoluments appertaining to my engagement with him, I should probably be a mountebank about the country, swallowing a sword-blade, and eating the devouring element.
``No, for I am only embarked in certainties,''replied Danglars, with the air of a mountebank sounding his own praises;``to involve me, three governments must crumble to dust.''

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