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Impersonation

Patroclus
wore the armor of Achilles against the Trojans to encourage the disheartened Greeks. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Prisoner of Zenda, The
Englishman impersonating his distant relative King Rudolf is crowned in his stead. [Br. Lit.: The Prisoner of Zenda]
Schicci, Gianni
dressed to resemble the dying testator in order to dictate a fraudulent will. [Ital. Hist. and Opera: Gianni Schicci in Collier’s]
Tichborne case
claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy impersonated the missing heir; proved a perjuror and imprisoned. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 898]
Zeus
assumes the appearance of her husband Amphitryon in order to seduce Alcmene. [Fr. Drama: Moliere Amphitryon]
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Even when, slightly thawing under the influence of sparkling champagne, she related to her son-in-law some passages of domestic interest concerning her papa, she infused into the narrative such Arctic suggestions of her having been an unappreciated blessing to mankind, since her papa's days, and also of that gentleman's having been a frosty impersonation of a frosty race, as struck cold to the very soles of the feet of the hearers.
In her habits, she was a living impersonation of order, method, and exactness.
It was not that he had lost his good looks, or his old bearing of a gentleman - for that he had not - but the thing that struck me most, was, that with the evidences of his native superiority still upon him, he should submit himself to that crawling impersonation of meanness, Uriah Heep.
It is an immense help in any little temporary impersonation.
A teen in Southern California was arrested Tuesday for an ambitious series of police officer impersonations, (http://www.
Awra Briguela's victory last month on 'Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids' was a foregone conclusion, due to very popular showcases like his spot-on 'Mommy Dionisia' and Nicki Minaj impersonations.
Her "me me me" attitude, ear-piercing loud laugh and overdose of self confidence make her the perfect target for social media impersonations and memes.
Jay-R's notable impersonations were as Bamboo singing "Noypi," and Stevie Wonder singing "I Just Called To Say I Love You.
His topics are a brocade of words: theories of poetic imitation, the reciprocal origins of pentasyllabic verse and of imitation poetry, impersonation and the art of authorship, echoing through the rafters: the afterlife of Jian'an, self-portrait as a sea anemone and other impersonations of Juan Yan, his allusive and illusive journeys, and pathways in obscurity: Jiang Yan and Ruan Ji.
You see, he's managed to combine his two passions in life in the one programme - impersonations and acting - it's not quite the usual nine-to-five toil.
These impersonations have also been reported to the police.
Washington, June 19 ( ANI ): The brain regions and interactions involved in impersonations and accents have been identified.