Sentence Examples


  • The first journal devoted to medicine (1679) was by Nicolas de Blegny, frequently spoken of as a charlatan, a term which sometimes means simply a man of many ideas.
  • A quack is one who pretends to knowledge of which he is ignorant, a charlatan, particularly a medical impostor.
  • The king himself was indeed a semi-idiot, scarce responsible for his actions, yet his was the era of such striking personalities as the brilliant charlatan Struensee.
  • Alexander had remarkable beauty and the striking personality of the successful charlatan, and must have been a man of considerable intellectual abilities and power of organization.
  • The famous charlatan Cagliostro was also arrested, but it was recognized that he had taken no part in the affair.