Definition of 'sham'
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So the glory of suffering really is all a complete sham. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He will demand that his old allies recognise his sham election triumph. The Sun (2008)Thousands a year stage sham wedding to take advantage of our generous public services. The Sun (2012)The procedure was introduced to helped curb sham marriages but has failed to do so. The Sun (2013)Some have moved to other sham colleges. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His results show that the patients who got sham surgery recovered faster than people who had been given the real surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Was our whole marriage a sham? The Sun (2015)He's shown that is a complete sham by his actions this week. Times, Sunday Times (2015)IT'S see a foreign people sham weddings actually make Time and again foreign released from being deported. The Sun (2010)Has our marriage of 30 years been a complete sham? Times, Sunday Times (2015)All 180 patients were told there was a one in three chance they would undergo sham surgery. The Sun (2006)Stay on in this sham marriage and you'll probably become bitter and spiteful. The Sun (2014)Eight out of ten non-EU people involved in sham marriages are men. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She had lost that case after claiming a 100,000 job she won with his company was a sham. The Sun (2013)My wedding was a sham! The Sun (2008)They exploited a gaping hole in the immigration system to help thousands of Pakistanis to enrol as students in the network of sham colleges. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Instead, the selection process became a charade - a complete and utter sham. The Sun (2010)But The Times is right to expose the sham colleges and the fraudsters who run them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When he was told that he had been given sham surgery, he wasn't upset. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As she voted alongside her husband in the country's recent sham of an election, no wonder her smile no longer reaches her eyes. The Sun (2012)
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Used Occasionally. sham is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'sham'
British English: sham NOUN
Something that is a sham is not real or is not really what it seems to be.
The government's promises were exposed as a hollow sham.
Definition of sham from the Collins English Dictionary
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