(1) The main characters have presumably left their homes in search at least in part of the cosmopolitanism associated with China's large cities, but what they find is a sham cosmopolitanism.(2) Unlike so much sham now usurping our stages, Fortune's Fool is a genuine, professionally crafted, and cannily produced play.(3) Are we not offering our children enough opportunities to learn the true nature of the boring, disappointing sham we call real life?(4) A clear reading of the law shows that these are sham marriages.(5) Second, Barnes agreed with South Carolina editor Z. T. Cody who ├ö├ç├┐called the whole signing up business sham and hypocrisy.├ö├ç├û(6) Of later years I have not been proud of participating in this sham .(7) This sham photograph - both the incident it dishonestly records and the chain of events it sets in motion - lies at the heart of the novel.(8) Those aspirations may represent genuine goals to be worked toward, or amount to sham and pretence, a shallow disguise of radically different and less admirable state purposes and methods.(9) As a satirist, the writer is unafraid of drawing aside the drapes of hypocrisy and sham that seem to safeguard middle-class ethics.(10) This sham compromise still pits prejudice against science and sets misinformed consumers and protectionist farmers in Europe against producers in America.(11) Then he held a sham budget ├ö├ç├┐consultation├ö├ç├û (two one hour public meetings) where he announced that the university did not have enough money to balance its budget and that tuition must go up.(12) They want the company of those who fib and sham , those who can imagine the future and reinvent the past with only half an eye on the unadorned and feeble truth, but with full command of narrative.(13) Clearly, a sham intent, a false intent, will give the matter away.(14) To put it another way, we would submit, with respect, that the introduction of the term ├ö├ç├┐real money├ö├ç├û is a false inquiry, at least where there is no suggestion of sham or fraud.(15) If the new security focus is a sham , expect to see more official denial.(16) It is hardly surprising that King was a spinster considering that she spoke contemptuously of the ├ö├ç├┐hollow sham called matrimony├ö├ç├û in a letter to a recently married sister.