counterfeit (n.) Old form(s): counterfeit'st , Counterfeyts
impostor, pretender, sham
1H4 V.iv.34[Douglas to King Henry] I fear thou art another counterfeit
AW IV.iii.33[First Lord to Second Lord, of Bertram's judgement of Parolles] wherein so curiously he had set this counterfeit [i.e. a false jewel]
MND III.ii.288[Helena to Hermia] Fie, fie, you counterfeit, you puppet, you!
Oth V.i.43[Lodovico to Gratiano, of those calling for help] These may be counterfeits
TG II.iv.12[Thurio to Valentine] So do counterfeits [seem sad]
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