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Personation

noun
1.
Imitating the mannerisms of another person.  Synonym: impersonation.
2.
Acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture.  Synonyms: characterization, enactment, portrayal.






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"Personation" Quotes from Famous Books



... presenting her to the public at that moment. She saw his scruples go swiftly down before her laughter and the argument of her tender anxiety, which she was quite prepared to learn foolish and unnecessary. There was even an adventurous instant in which she reaped at actual personation of the Chinaman, and she looked in rapture at the vivid risk of the thing before she abandoned it as involving too much. She sent no receipt form this time—that was not the practice of the bazar—and when, hours ...
— The Path of a Star • Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)



Words linked to "Personation" :   portrayal, role, acting, playacting, mimicry, part, theatrical role, performing, playing, impersonation, apery, character, impression, persona, personate, characterization, enactment



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