mimicry

Part of speech: noun

The act of mimicking; a copy.

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Usage examples "mimicry":

  1. Unfortunately it was impossible for me, with all my mimicry, to obtain the information I wished for, so I was obliged to content myself with visiting the cabin, which was a real hut, having but the ground- floor. - "Adventures in the Philippine Islands", Paul P. de La Gironière.
  2. She was religious, a professor of religion- what some would call " a saint;" and she referred to religion often in sanctioned phrase- in phrase which those who possess a perception of the ridiculous, without owning the power of exactly testing and truly judging character, would certainly have esteemed a proper subject for satire, a matter for mimicry and laughter. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. Indeed, she was wonderful at this trick of mimicry, a thing most odious to Friends. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.