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not genuine or sincere

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adopted in order to deceive

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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.
LAHORE -- The Vice President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and daughter of former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that the daughters and sisters of the political opponents being thrown in jails and only the sister of PM Imran Khan is pretended as innocent.
He pretended to be a taxi driver or allowed women to think he was, offering them a lift before raping them.
The other trader, Mr Prakash Robert Deepal Baichan, who is recuperating after surgery, claims to have been defrauded of US Dollars 621,000 (KSh62,110,000) by the accused, on December 10 and 16, 2016, who pretended they would ship to him 560 kg of gold.The two magistrates directed the police to execute the warrants through Interpol's Nairobi office.
The two pretended they were in a position to secure Raza a job as an ambassador in Congo Brazzaville.
It didn't stand on his foot, but he pretended it did.
When I was little, sometimes I pretended the sun wouldn't go down right if I didn't move exactly in tune to it.
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.
(e.g., the child said, "This is juice, glug-glug" with pretend behavior and pouring action, the mother then pretended to drink and said "glub-glub.") It is possible that further reduction of pretend signals by the mother in response to an increase in the child's smiling and sound effects between 24 months and 30 months would preclude mother-child play altogether.
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.
The woman, O.S., pretended she was feeling nauseous before the driver, D.B., unlocked the taxi door and asked her to get out and vomit.
Leonardo DeCaprio pretended to be a pilot in Catch Me If You Can.