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A situation in which one is compelled to act in a manner inconsistent with one's true nature or principles.
- ‘Has she been led into a false position by eager cynics who have sacrificed nothing and who would happily surrender unconditionally to the worst enemy that currently faces civilization?’
- ‘Even in the kitchen, Bourdain feels himself to be in a false position; aggressive bravado and loud-mouthed bravura are his means of self-defence.’
- ‘An overt ritual would not be natural to me, so it would put both of us into a slightly false position.’
- ‘It put them in a false position as they categorically denied the existence of any bonded labourers in those areas.’
- ‘In any relationship there will be give and take, so you have to operate from a position of self awareness, or else you enter the give and take aspect from a false position and end up making decisions built on nonresistant values.’
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