Fraudulence


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Fraudulence

See also Forgery, Hoax.
Cagliostro
lecherous peasant posing as count. [Ital. Hist.: Espy, 335]
Confidence Man, the
an imposter who gulls passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. [Am. Lit.: Melville The Confidence Man in Magill III, 221]
Duke and the King, the
a pair of charlatans exposed by Huckleberry Finn. [Am. Lit.: Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn]
Gantry, Elmer
personifies hypocrisy and corruption in America’s religious practices. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
Inspector General, The
pretending to be a government inspector, Khlestakov takes bribes and woos the mayor’s wife and daughter. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
Krull, Felix
lives a double life, passing himself off under various identities. [Ger. Lit.: Mann The Confessions of Felix Krull in Magill III, 218]
Medium, The
Menotti opera about a fraudulent medium haunted by her own hoax. [Am. Opera: Benét, 653]
Mississippi Bubble, the
land speculation scam; ultimately back-fired on creators. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 326]
Pathelin, Master
small-town lawyer cheats his draper, who cheats a shepherd, who hires Pathelin and then cheats him out of his fee. [Fr. Drama: Haydn & Fuller, 466]
Peters, Jeff
made a career out of schemes for bamboozling the public. [Am. Lit.: O. Henry “The Gentle Grafter”]
Sabbatai Zevi
false messiah, head of Kabbalic movement in mid-1600s. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 544]
Schicchi, Gianni
effects a fraudulent will on the pretence that he is the testator. [Ital. Hist. and Opera: Gianni Schicchi in Collier’s]
Sludge, Mr.
medium pretends to greater powers and deceives many people. [Br. Lit.: Browning Dramatis Personae in Magill IV, 250]
Tchitchikov
attempts to make a fortune by buying up land-lords’ titles to dead serfs in order to mortgage them for capital. [Russ. Lit.: Gogol Dead Souls]
Tichborne
case false claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy sentenced to fourteen years’ imprisonment. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 898]
wooden nickel
cheap counterfeits circulating in 1850s America. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1164]
wooden nutmeg
sold by dishonest Connecticut peddlers as real thing. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1164]
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An empty ballot box counted in a constituency with many supporters of a popular political party or an independent candidate is useless and a terrible blow to democracy compared to a filled one by fraudulence, at worst cases.
Pic scarcely rates among the more serious screen treatments of suicidal urges and posttraumatic recovery; in fact, it just skirts outright fraudulence.
And that's serving interest of doubt from many political activists whom previously had experienced a National Congress Party's behavior and attitude in election fraudulence in (1990s -- 2000s).
A thousand years of inspirational fraudulence rains like confetti upon the slickly contrived "Snow on New Year's Eve," an overblown Teutonic whimsy that's like "Magnolia" OD'd on schmaltz -- or "Wings of Desire" aboard the "Speed" bus.
10 (ANI): Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev has written to Telangana Police expressing "profound gratitude" for their assistance in solving a case of fraudulence that affected the interests of the Russian diplomatic mission.
Worse, the untruths are coming from those in positions in power, tasked to champion the factual historical record (the government itself hosted an official Edsa event, after all) but who, typically, chose instead to traffic in shameless fraudulence to advance their own agenda.
the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government has taken the "strictest" and "fastest" action against Modi but the Congress was doing politics over national interest, Addressing a press conference, Prasad said that the scam started in 2011 when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was in power and is the "latest in line in the legacy of corruption and fraudulence left by the Congress Party".
The suspect is wanted for several arrest warrants over terror, fraudulence, arms trade and smuggling of foreigners," the communiquA@ added.
Some details of the legislation do look custom-designed to benefit the Trump family, but both the broad outlines and the fraudulence of the sales effort would have been pretty much the same under any Republican president.
If you could unpack the fraudulence of the conventional wisdom, and repack it benefiting from the testimony of people who lived through it and the recent scholarship that has taken place--and also to triangulate with the South Vietnamese and North Vietnamese perspectives, which are almost always left behind--you have an opportunity to understand it better and maybe pull out some of these fuel rods of discourse.