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1. imitation, counterfeit representation, unreal appearance H5 IV. Chor. 53 “Minding true things by what their mockeries be,” R3 III. ii. 27 “the of unquiet slumbers,” Mac. III. iv. 107 “Unreal , hence!.”
2. ludicrously futile action Ham. I. i. 146 “our vain blows [are] malicious mockery.”
3. attrib.=imitation R2 IV. i. 260 “ king of snow.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.4
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