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Sentence count:25+2 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-03-22Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: cheatdeceivehoaxtrickSimilar words: thumbhumblyhumblethumbs uphumblingrule of thumbeat humble piebugMeaning: ['hʌmbʌg]  n. 1. pretentious or silly talk or writing 2. communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive 3. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage. v. trick or deceive. 
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1 Yon can only humbug those who are not aware of your tricks.
2 to humbug a person into doing sth.
3 There was all the usual humbug and obligatory compliments from ministers.
4 Take the humbug out of this world, and you haven't much left to do business with.
5 It was all so much humbug.
6 Ishmael concludes the stranger is a humbug.
7 I am tired of being such a humbug.
8 Barnum's original circus was little more than humbug and hype.
9 What an awful humbug you must think me for putting on such a show of affection!
10 He destroys all the humbug of the talk of equality-from domestic to workplace,( from old economy to new technology.
11 He was a champion against humbug in all its forms.
12 All this talk of love and compassion is humbug when people are hungry and homeless.
13 I am going to expose all this humbug.
14 This is all humbug and good humor, of course.
15 Britain's laws on homosexuality are hypocritical humbug.
16 Trying to hit a humbug was a waste of effort.
17 Life is all moon shine, a monstrous humbug,[] a grand suck - in.
18 In that way one is sure of accepting no humbug.
19 It is a patchwork of well-tested rules, long-forgotten power struggles, and reactionary humbug.
20 Compassionate capitalists know that all this talk of love is humbug and poppycock when people are hungry, homeless, and unhappy.
21 Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are. Desmond Tutu 
22 The wilder the accusations the easier it is to say humbug.
23 If he regards the inspectorate's independence and integrity as humbug, he is not fit to serve as Minister of State.
24 The book is dominated by three tremendous figures: Mahatma Gandhi, part saint, part humbug, and unrelated to Indira.
25 But I am not writing to flatter parental egotism, to echo cant , or prop up humbug.
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