Sentence Examples

  • Like Cervantes at times, Mark Twain reveals a depth of melancholy beneath his playful humour, and like Moliere always, he has a deep scorn and a burning detestation of all sorts of sham and pretence, a scorching hatred of humbug and hypocrisy.
  • "The Wizard of Oz has always been a humbug," agreed Dorothy.
  • But I'm not, my piggy-wees; I'm a humbug wizard.
  • Our friend Oz is merely a humbug wizard, for he once proved it to me.
  • But I am one of the greatest humbug wizards that ever lived, and you will realize this when we have all starved together and our bones are scattered over the floor of this lonely cave.

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