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Sham

A business transaction, such as a limited partnership, that is entered into for the sake of avoiding tax.
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"Would you prefer to be a sham - that one could forget?"
But, my dear, I feel neither an evil nor a sham. I have got to be what I am, and that, amigo, is not so easy; because I may be simple, but like all those on whom there is no peace I am not One.
You gave me my first glimpse of a real life, and at the same moment you asked me to go on with a sham one.
That's an old sham; a thousand such tricks are put upon the poor women every day.'
'He says he's worn sham whiskers, and a canary waistcoat, the whole blessed time he's been loitering down there, and it's all of no use.'
He talked with his voice rising slowly, through the greater part of the eighth and ninth days-- threats, entreaties, mingled with a torrent of half-sane and always frothy repentance for his vacant sham of God's service, such as made me pity him.
"It serves me right, because it was all sham; because it was all done on purpose, and not from the heart.
Nothing but sham!" she said, opening and shutting the parasol.
I won't be a sham. What have I to do with Anna Pavlovna?
Muscat: The cooler weather and hiking trails make Jabal Shams an attractive destination for those in Oman who want to escape the high summer temperatures.
Shams has become a world-class hub for innovation within an integrated city which is able to achieve excellence and creativity.
The Late Shams ul Qamar was contesting the 2008 general election for both National Assembly and provincial assembly seats from Lower Dir as an independent candidate.