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Impersonator  n.  One who impersonates; an actor; a mimic.

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"Impersonator" Quotes from Famous Books

... it to a close by advancing these further propositions: that on the night of the murder the impersonator of Manderson, being in Manderson's bedroom, told Mrs. Manderson, as he had already told Martin, that Marlowe was at that moment on his way to Southampton; that having made his dispositions in the room, he switched off the light, and lay in the bed in his clothes; ...
— The Woman in Black • Edmund Clerihew Bentley

... a hasty examination of the valise which Coolidge had thoughtlessly left overnight in the closet. The conception had already taken strong hold on his mind that his visitor of the evening before had been the mysterious impersonator of Natalie Coolidge; and that she had come there with some deliberate purpose—no-doubt a secret conference with Percival. If her resemblance to the mistress of the house was as remarkable as he had been led to believe, her ...
— The Case and The Girl • Randall Parrish

... like some persons you may have seen in pictures. He pretends he's General Washington, or the President, or some great soldier. He tries to look as much like these persons as he can, so they call him an impersonator. Watch, and ...
— Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show • Laura Lee Hope

... Forster has admirably used, and which we now abridge without further apology. Grim old Macklin belonged to the club it is certain; and among the less obscure members was King, the comedian, the celebrated impersonator of Lord Ogleby. Hugh Kelly, another member, was a clever young Irishman, who had chambers near Goldsmith in the Temple. He had been a stay-maker's apprentice, who, turning law writer, and soon landing as a hack for the ...
— Old and New London - Volume I • Walter Thornbury

... people: "families," "brothers," "sisters," troupes, troupes, troupes! Or else stars by themselves, "bests," "uniques:" a female-impersonator, a green-eyed boy who wagged his hips like the very devil and took off the girls; Poland, a Warsaw Jewess, a redheaded, overscented beauty, who did the "Parisienne," and ever and ever so many others. And Lily, so slender and frail, was the pet of them all. They called ...
— The Bill-Toppers • Andre Castaigne

... Cantrell and Cochrane's Ginger Ale (Aromatic). Clery's Summer Sale. No, he's going on straight. Hello. Leah tonight. Mrs Bandmann Palmer. Like to see her again in that. Hamlet she played last night. Male impersonator. Perhaps he was a woman. Why Ophelia committed suicide. Poor papa! How he used to talk of Kate Bateman in that. Outside the Adelphi in London waited all the afternoon to get in. Year before I was born that ...
— Ulysses • James Joyce

... had ransacked the Orient's theatrical wardrobe, and pounced on the swell outfit of the principal female impersonator in ...
— The Wings of the Morning • Louis Tracy

... manufacturers, solicitors, and the like. Against every name was set a note of the exact degree of intimacy existing between Bellward and the man in question, and any other information that might serve Bellward's impersonator in good stead. Desmond laid this list aside for the moment, intending to study it more ...
— Okewood of the Secret Service • Valentine Williams

... chestnut after the victoria like a shot. There was work cut out for the impersonator of Policeman O'Roon. The chestnut ranged alongside the off bay thirty seconds after the chase began, rolled his eye back at Remsen, and said in the only manner open ...
— The Trimmed Lamp • O. Henry

... "Say! she looks dandy in a man's kit! She's the best male impersonator I've ever seen. Why, when ...
— Jack O' Judgment • Edgar Wallace

... the "Vawdyville," and by good fortune the clerical impersonator in the sketch was still on the board, though in a different act. He instantly and decidedly disclaimed ...
— Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley • Belle K. Maniates

... Kennedy. "That's the plan that has been used by a man down in Wall Street that they call, 'the Wolf.' He is a star impersonator—will call up two sworn enemies and put over something ...
— The Ear in the Wall • Arthur B. Reeve

Words linked to "Impersonator" :   deceiver, impersonate, mimic, cheat, slicker, beguiler, trickster

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