pretended


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not genuine or sincere

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adopted in order to deceive

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I had to put my hand behind his legs for the poker when I went up to the fire-place to stir the fire, but still pretended not to know him.
The Barmecide, however, pretended to fill their glasses so often, that my brother feigned that the wine had gone into his head, and struck the Barmecide such a blow on the head, that he fell to the ground.
Will it be pretended that this difference is sufficient to justify an attachment to the State governments, and an abhorrence to the federal government?
The door opened gently; the beautiful supplicant pretended not to hear the noise, and in a voice broken by tears, she continued:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
Lucy entered this army when she pretended to George that she did not love him, and pretended to Cecil that she loved no one.
Monsieur le protonotare," asked Gauchère, "what do you prognosticate of this pretended foundling?
Such a deliciously creepy song it was, in which they pretended to be frightened at their own shadows, little witting that so soon shadows would close in upon them, from whom they would shrink in real fear.
The reason they were cheated was that she pretended to be something else.
So saying the Opossum lay down and pretended to be dead.
Saying which, Michel hoisted himself to the roof of the projectile, "to observe the moon better," he pretended.
So the two pretended weavers set up two looms, and affected to work very busily, though in reality they did nothing at all.
And Margaret, on the other hand, has made a fair show of modesty, and has pretended to an inexperience that she certainly did not feel.
He begged me to say no more, and humorously pretended an anxiety for me should I give way to silly praise of him because of a personal admiration for his ability.
Next day he received from Alexey Alexandrovitch a final answer, refusing to grant Anna's divorce, and he understood that this decision was based on what the Frenchman had said in his real or pretended trance.