counterfeit (adj.) Old form(s): counterfet , counterfeyt
pretended, feigned, sham
AW III.vi.34[Second Lord to Bertram, of Parolles] to what metal this counterfeit lump of ore will be melt
AW IV.iii.98[Bertram to all, of Parolles] bring forth this counterfeit module
AYL IV.iii.169[Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede, of her fainting] This was not counterfeit ... [Rosalind] Counterfeit, I assure you
H5 III.vi.60[Gower to Fluellen, of Pistol] this is an arrant counterfeit rascal
H5 V.i.66[Gower to Pistol] you are a counterfeit cowardly knave
Tim IV.iii.113[Timon to Alcibiades] Strike me the counterfeit matron - / It is her habit only that is honest
TS IV.iv.89[Biondello to Lucentio, of the others] they are busied about a counterfeit assurance
TS V.i.106[Lucentio to Baptista, of his marriage] While counterfeit supposes bleared thine eyne
WT IV.iv.594[Autolycus alone] I have sold all my trumpery: not a counterfeit stone ... to keep my pack from fasting
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