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  • n  the performance of a part or role in a drama
  • v  perform on a stage or theater

  • While a number of things are at work when this happens, the most important is playacting and the valuable rehearsal for later life it provides.
  • Last week in the African nation founded by American freedmen, one Paul Dunbar cast himself in the role of John Wilkes Booth; he was not playacting.
  • They're not, of course, and so the show can never quite escape the sense of playacting.
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  • Maron Finale Recap: Please Be Kind
    After a week off from Marc and Jen's young romance, we open on the two of them evidently living together. Except they're not — they're just watching a cooking show, playacting domesticity, and, as Jen says, living in Marc's life and visiting hers occasionally. Marc looks comfortable, until he learns ... More »        
    June 29, 2013 - Vulture

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