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not genuine or sincere

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adopted in order to deceive

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After these things this young lady played her part so well, that though she resolved to have him, and that indeed having him was the main bent of her design, yet she made his obtaining her be to him the most difficult thing in the world; and this she did, not by a haughty reserved carriage, but by a just policy, turning the tables upon him, and playing back upon him his own game; for as he pretended, by a kind of lofty carriage, to place himself above the occasion of a character, and to make inquiring into his character a kind of an affront to him, she broke with him upon that subject, and at the same time that she make him submit to all possible inquiry after his affairs, she apparently shut the door against his looking into her own.
Nothing is more certain than that the ladies always gain of the men by keeping their ground, and letting their pretended lovers see they can resent being slighted, and that they are not afraid of saying No.
This was my man; but I was to try him to the bottom, and indeed in that consisted my safety; for if he baulked, I knew I was undone, as surely as he was undone if he took me; and if I did not make some scruple about his fortune, it was the way to lead him to raise some about mine; and first, therefore, I pretended on all occasions to doubt his sincerity, and told him, perhaps he only courted me for my fortune.
It didn't stand on his foot, but he pretended it did.
Unlike the quake drill last year when employees pretended to be representatives evacuating from the plenary, this year's quake drill did not have a scenario for employees to participate in.
According to the police a citizen Jameel Mubarik lodged a complaint with the Karachi Company Police on January 13, stating that a person pretended himself an employee of ISI and snatched Rs.
the child said, "This is juice, glug-glug" with pretend behavior and pouring action, the mother then pretended to drink and said "glub-glub.
She recently admitted to having been deceived by her ex-lover, who pretended to be ex-Villa, Blues and Albion star Curtis Davies.
The survey, which was conducted by the internet search engine Ask Jeeves, found that twenty per cent of fake intellectuals pretended to favor Beethoven over Beyonce.
In the following examples, the children perform actions which are congruent with the established pretend play storylines: David operated the toy till and took money for groceries in his role as shopkeeper after the pretend play scenario of 'shops' was established; Peter used his toolkit to fix a broken fence for the farm animals in his nominated role as a fence repairer; Liam blew his whistle and assumed an authoritative posture after announcing that he was playing the part of his teacher; Kevin pretended to hold a steering wheel and made driving noises after stating that he was trying to drive his imaginary car; and Joseph left the room and engaged in a pretend conversation with Father Christmas after announcing his intention to do so.
Leonardo DeCaprio pretended to be a pilot in Catch Me If You Can.
Mellor even pretended to look like he was struggling in the saddle when Taaffe looked back before the final fence, only for he and a relaxed Arkle suddenly to see the speedy Stalbridge Colonist land upsides from nowhere with two and a half stone less on his back.
Adrian, knowing now why she has pretended to be a boy, is first at a loss to help her deal with the situation, but later can assure her that if she can see a tragedy before it unfolds, but cannot stop it from happening, she must not take on the guilt of feeling she has caused it to happen.
The most impressive example of pretending occurred when a female chimp named Panpanzee, then 4 years old, pretended to groom a doll, says study leader Heidi Lyn of the University of St.
I couldn't stop staring at him, so I grabbed a magazine and pretended to leaf through it.