English version

guise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishguiseguise /Ι‘aΙͺz/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š formalHIDE/NOT SHOW the way someone or something appears to be, which hides the truth or is only temporaryin/under the guise of something πŸ”Š They operated a drug-smuggling business under the guise of an employment agency. πŸ”Š It’s the same idea in a different guise.
Examples from the Corpus
guiseβ€’ Some rumours, he says, have survived for centuries, merely by mutating and reappearing in a different guise.β€’ Joanne Tearle finds that the blue chip loan comes in many guises and choosing one may be your greatest problem.β€’ But the approach itself is never questioned, so the abuses simply resurface later in a new guise.β€’ He may also appear in the guise of a small grey water-horse or a lamb, always with an unusually long tail.β€’ Gods whose ways co-existed with farming and nature now functioned all the better in the guise of saints.β€’ Quietly, under the guise of equipment problems, he tried four weeks, then five.β€’ For the rest he has persisted in wearing the guise of a vassal before his overlord.in/under the guise of somethingβ€’ Third, price discrimination may appear in the guise of loyalty bonuses, rebates, and discounts.β€’ Firstly, he arrived in the guise of a brewery representative come to check the electrics.β€’ Eat a clove of garlic in the bathroom in the guise of brushing your teeth.β€’ Gods whose ways co-existed with farming and nature now functioned all the better in the guise of saints.β€’ In Britain the merging together of the banking and securities business in the guise of financial conglomerates has rekindled this debate.β€’ The four reporters passed the checkpoints in the guise of U.S. soldiers.β€’ She stirs up antagonism, bullying members of other departments in the guise of working on my behalf.β€’ The dinner guest arrived early and came marching into the kitchen to inspect the proceedings, under the guise of offering assistance.
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