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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

Is the word "guise" used correctly in this sentence?

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth tried to guise their evil deeds with false appearances.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    no. guise is a noun.

    you want a verb, which would be disguise

    here is a link for "guise"

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/guise

  • 1 decade ago

    guise is a noun, but you could use disguise

    an example of the word used correctly:

    He spoke to me under the guise of friendship

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. It is misused. Guise is not a verb (apparently it was at one time but it is now listed as archaic and/or obsolete), but you are using it as one. You could use "disguise," or "conceal" or anything similar to convey the thought you have tried to articulate.

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