How to use Sham in a sentence

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  • The name was particularly used of the supporters of the Exclusion Bill in 1680, with the meaning of "sham Protestant."

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  • However, the protection granted to them was a mere sham, and the Catalans were soon the victims of the revenge of Philip of Spain.

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  • This was attributable to the lingering yet potent influence of an unhappy past was held by some; while others attributed the weakness to the viceregal office and the effects of a sham court.

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  • It seems the whole kidnapping was a sham.

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  • The process of complaining is a sham, made unnecessarily complicated.

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  • Under this misunderstanding he signed the sham Dover treaty on the 31st of December 1670.

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  • Physiology may one day very likely assist the systematist; but it must be real physiology and not a sham.

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  • He had found their idea of liberty to be anarchy, their native policy to be slavery, and their republic to be a sham.

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  • It is true that he made an ostensible offer on the franchise question, but that proposal was made dependent on so many conditions that it was a palpable sham.

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  • Victims would not acquiesce in any sham process aimed at facilitating an amnesty for the terrorists who have escaped justice.

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  • For the comparison of traditional with sham acupuncture, relative cortisol values were used.

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  • We've been blinded by the money raised, he argues, fooled by a show biz sham.

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  • Four studies used a sham chiropractic compared with true spinal manipulation came to no agreement.

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  • A boycott is surely called for to expose the sham of this " recall " .

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  • There were no significant benefits with osteopathic manipulative treatment, as compared with sham manipulation.

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  • We need to expose the sham of the new Tory ' compassionate conservatism ' .

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  • Placebo comparisons Placebo was usually sham short wave diathermy, and patients were a mixture of acute and chronic.

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  • Matching pillow sham available. £ 14.95 More details Lilac Patchwork Sham Give your bedroom a cozy, country appeal with our exclusive patchwork quilt.

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  • One study used a sham nCPAP in the control arm, allowing blinding, and the others used an oral placebo.

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  • Then there are the thousands of sham marriages and tens of thousands of bogus students, not to speak of one-legged roofers.

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  • The democratic process has become a sham - there is an elected dictatorship in Parliament.

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  • The whole thing is a complete shambles and is making a sham of democracy.

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  • The whole exercise brought home to me just what a miserable sham of a show EastEnders was.

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  • How little real secret communion with God, without which, the outside is mere sham.

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  • The pretense that official policy has been agreed in partnership with civil society is a complete sham.

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  • Every moment of quality is ruined by another of total sham.

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  • This incident highlights the regulatory sham surrounding Bt crops [14, 15] .

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  • Critics might argue that the process was a sham, based upon a tactical repositioning of republicanism which proved extremely short-lived.

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  • But he harbored deeper feelings on many subjects, particularly the sham of Christianity, noting them down and hiding them away.

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  • Manual acupuncture at traditional and sham points was applied to 20 healthy male students in a single-blind crossover design.

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  • In a controlled trial, patients with tendinitis of the shoulder received 24 treatments over six weeks of either ultrasound or a sham treatment.

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  • Officious and not valiant, you haue sham 'd me In your condemned Seconds.

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  • A typical bed in a bag set usually includes a comforter, bed skirt, and at least one pillow sham for a twin bed, two or more for larger beds.

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  • This tropical paradise comforter and sham set at Overstock.com got good reviews, and would fit well in a beach themed room, as well as tropical themed ones.

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  • When you purchase twin comforter sets, you are likely to get one comforter, one sham and a bed skirt.

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  • In some versions, such as a bed-in-a-bag style of comforter set, in addition to the comforter and sham, you may also get one (perhaps two) pillowcases, a fitted sheet and a flat sheet.

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  • It comes with a comforter, one sham, bed skirt, one square cushion, and a neck roll.

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  • It includes a reversible comforter, one sham, full sheet, flat sheet, and one pillowcase.

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  • This set includes a quilt, top and bottom sheets, a pillowcase, a sham, a dust ruffle, a blanket, and a window valance.

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  • Most toddler bedding sets come with a comforter, dust ruffle and pillow sham.

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  • Some sets offer just a two-piece set that includes a comforter and a pillow sham.

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  • A duvet cover is basically like a large pillow sham.

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  • Although it's not too common for students to enroll at fake universities or earn worthless degrees through scam programs, there are a number of companies that present themselves as legitimate universities but offer only sham programs.

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  • The marriage quickly proved a sham, the couple divorced and Conger auctioned her ring and other prizes off on eBay.

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  • Over the last 5 years this government's much proclaimed ethical foreign policy has been exposed for the cynical sham that it always was.

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  • Officious and not valiant, you haue sham'd me In your condemned Seconds.

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  • Like Cervantes at times, Mark Twain reveals a depth of melancholy beneath his playful humour, and like Moliere always, he has a deep scorn and a burning detestation of all sorts of sham and pretence, a scorching hatred of humbug and hypocrisy.

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  • So long as he could indulge freely in his favourite pastimes - shipbuilding, ship-sailing, drilling and sham fights - he was quite content that others should rule in his name.

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  • A boycott is surely called for to expose the sham of this " recall ".

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  • This incident highlights the regulatory sham surrounding Bt crops [14, 15 ].

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  • Over the last 5 years this government 's much proclaimed ethical foreign policy has been exposed for the cynical sham that it always was.

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  • Acupuncture or sham acupuncture was given twice a week for two weeks, followed by once a week for 10 weeks.

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  • Not only is she unfaithful, she proposes a sham marriage.

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  • All of the trials except one compared corticosteroid to saline injection, the other using a sham injection.

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  • Thus the first luxury to be discarded in this imperialist war is sham capitalist democracy.

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  • The experience of the last four years has shown me quite clearly just what a sham of democracy the European Parliament really is.

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  • The set includes the comforter and a standard-sized sham.

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  • A sham contest was changed into a fatal fray by the treachery of Ishbaal's men; and in the battle which ensued Abner was not only defeated, but, by slaying Asahel, drew upon himself a bloodfeud with Joab.

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  • The immediate withdrawal of the offensive passage, and a sham prosecution instituted against the printer, extricated Swift from his danger.

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  • Under the present Ottoman distribution " Syria " is the province of Sham or Damascus, exclusive of the vilayets of Aleppo and Beirut and the sanjaks of Lebanon and Jerusalem, which all fall in what is called Syria is the wider geographical sense.

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  • Among the ruins of old Tabriz the sepulchre of the Mongol king, Ghazan Khan (1295-1304), in a quarter once known as Shanb (generally pronounced Sham and Sham) i Ghazan, is no longer to be distinguished except as part of a huge tumulus.

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  • So long as he could indulge freely in his favourite pastimes – shipbuilding, ship-sailing, drilling and sham fights – he was quite content that others should rule in his name.

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  • The political status of the country is controlled by the Ottoman Empire, of which Syria makes part, divided into the vilayets of Aleppo, Sham or Syria (Damascus), the Lebanon (q.v.) and Beirut, and the separate sanjaks or mutessarifliks of Zor and Jerusalem.

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  • The ordinary pleasures of festivals were mingled with all this, such as dances in beast-masks, sham fights and children's games, but the type of a religious function was a sickening butchery followed by a cannibal feast.

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  • This humane privilege was grossly abused, and thus gave rise to the slang phrase "to sham Abraham."

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  • In the next month the god Xipe-totec, already mentioned, had his festival called the " flaying of men " from the human victims being flayed, after their hearts were torn out, for young men to dress in their skins and perform dances and sham fights.

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  • He renounced the cross which its priests had signed on him with their chrism, their sham baptisms and other magical rites.

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  • The name is believed to be a corruption of the word "A-sam," the latter part of which is identical with "Shan" (properly "Sham") and with "Siam."

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  • Sam the Sham is one thing, but I wouldn't disrespect Frank that way.

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  • The eyebrows are widened and painted till they appear to meet, while sham moles or stars are painted on the chin and cheek; even spangles are stuck at times on the chin and forehead.

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