How can an otherwise sane individual become so enamored of a fantasy, an imposture , that even after it's exposed in the bright light of day he still clings to it - indeed, clings to it all the harder?
Thus the blurring of reality and fiction comes full circle: the impostor now gets to play himself in a film depicting his imposture and its consequences.
She should have been able to see through this outrageous imposture , but she needed this man to be her long-lost son.
Have the Australian media ANY interest in this imposture …?
He harks back to Adam Smith, who wrote that competition among faiths would make religion ‘free from every mixture of absurdity, imposture , or fanaticism.’
When threatened with ‘a very painful experiment’ to uncover any secret, she confessed her imposture on December 7 and was charged as a ‘notorious and vile cheat’.
Before I could tell her about the inadvertent imposture that had occurred, she walked off the show in a huge huff with both signatures in hand.
No serious Catholic should lightly support a political party that promotes this sort of cynical imposture .
Sometimes the road to illusion is created by hoaxers, people who engage in deliberate acts of trickery with the aim of proving how gullible other people can be when a skillful imposture is presented.
To be sure, force may no longer take the form of plunder and extortion, and fraud may no longer appear as deliberate imposture and chicanery.