false face


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false face

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A mask that is fashioned after the face of an animal or a human, especially such a mask carved from wood and used in the rituals of an Iroquois secret society.
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Noun1.false face - a mask worn as part of a masquerade costumefalse face - a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume
fancy dress, masquerade costume, masquerade - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
mask - a covering to disguise or conceal the face
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And when he saw what he wished to do, did we not aid him, by making a false face, that the Hurons might think the white man believed that his friend was his enemy?
It was plain at the outset that the true face and figure which she now saw recalled nothing to her mind of the false face and figure which she had seen in Vauxhall Walk.
And all the return you made, was to look at me with your vile pretence of astonishment, and your false face of innocence-- just as you have looked at me to-day; just as you are looking at me now
They used a needle and thread to alter something and the only outlay was for a false face and crepe paper.
R D Laing was a famous Scottish psychiatrist from Glasgow who wrote The Divided Self about the two selves that inhabit troubled souls: one, the real tormented self and the other, its false face presented to the world outside.
Take off the false face, wipe off the makeup and have a long hard look at yourself in the mirror.
they are mediated by higher level of false face acting, these two variables are significantly
Obama "is the false face of the Nobel Prize and we believe there are many things he should pay for," Hebe de Bonafini, president of iconic human rights group Mothers of Plaza the Mayo, told AP.
Mum-of-four Heidi also had a false face and larger-than-life lips added to give her a stand-out look for her annual spooky party.
That's not to say I put on a false face when I show up at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or head out into the public.
They always try to drive us into a corner for our independent stance, for our move to defend it and for calling a spade a spade, without showing a false face," Putin said.
Though it is clear that these champions are working against the welfare and interests of the people of Bahrain - to satisfy some undisclosed desire of outside agencies for material benefits - it is surprising how they put on a false face at the Dialogue table.