Otherwise we shall be found sailing under false colors
, and be inevitably cashiered at last by our own opinion, as well as that of mankind.
"I have sailed under false colors
." I felt now as if I must tell her that I had given her an invented name, on account of my fear that her aunt would have heard of me and would refuse to take me in.
I saw, in the glass, my skin take a false fairness, my cheeks a false color
, my eyes a false brightness--and I never shrank from it.
Her heart beat fast; a burning heat glowed in her as she thought of her false hair, her false color
, her false dress, and saw the dear familiar face coming nearer and nearer.