Usage examples for impersonation

  1. For that piece of impersonation we are all very grateful;" he glared round over his spectacles at his understanding colleagues and they murmured approvingly. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  2. As she crooned over a scanty fire of two or three wet sticks, muttering to herself, and striving to warm her withered hands, I thought I beheld in her the impersonation of Want and Despair. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  3. But I confess I am curious to know what this person- he indicated Desmond- is doing in my clothes, if I mistake not, giving what I take to be a very successful impersonation of myself. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  4. And now she stood in the keep of her stronghold, the impersonation of moral rectitude and of practical housekeeping. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  5. The elements of drama are story, plot, character, impersonation, dialogue, gesture, stage requirements; add to these the matter of literary expression, a pronounced structure which divides the production into clearly distinguished parts or acts; and add the further fact that in all its developed and typical specimens drama is the expression and presentation of a complex social situation, or the vehicle of a mature philosophy. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  6. The year 1516 marks the birth of his grandest masterpieces, first the picture in the Pitti Palace called by Cavalcaselle a Resurrection, but which is more truly an allegorical impersonation of the Saviour. – Fra Bartolommeo by Leader Scott (Re-Edited By Horace Shipp And Flora Kendrick)
  7. Just returned from a delightful visit to the Grange, love of admiration gratified by Mr Vanburgh's courtesy and Gervase's elaborate compliments, her hands full of trophies in the shape of flowers and fruit, she looked the impersonation of happiness and prosperity, and singularly out of sympathy with her companions. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  8. She had chosen for her character the unprecedented part of the impersonation of the Spirit of Fire. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  9. Jefferson is an actor who invariably produces effect, and he produces it by impersonation, and by impersonation that is poetic and human. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
  10. This, too, brought Kate out of her impersonation. – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  11. As I shall explain later, when the moon came to be regarded as the dwelling or the impersonation of Hathor, the supposed influence of the moon over water led to a further assimilation of her attributes with those of Osiris as the controller of water, which received definite expression in a lunar form of Osiris. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  12. Are you thoroughly convinced that there was really an impersonation? – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  13. To them she seemed the impersonation of beauty and peace on earth. – The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories by Margaret Collier Graham
  14. She was to his mind an impersonation of all that was lovely in womanhood, hallowed and sainted by age, by wisdom, by sorrow; and his love for her was a beautiful union of protective tenderness, with veneration; and to his Ellen it seemed the best and most sacred evidence of the nobleness of his nature, and of the worth of the heart which he had pledged to her. – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  15. It was a masterpiece of impersonation! – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  16. This tyrant is scarcely human, but rather the impersonation of a great passion of ambition. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  17. The really magnificent impersonation which she gave earned for her a world- wide reputation. – Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee