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pree ten ding

  • n  the act of giving a false appearance
    his conformity was only pretending
  • v  make believe with the intent to deceive
  • v  behave unnaturally or affectedly
  • v  put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
  • v  put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
  • v  represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
  • v  state insincerely

  • Others may argue that pretending that your cat is trying to smuggle microfiche to Moscow is even more pathetic than pretending that it wants to eat a cheeseburger.
  • When so many people are clamoring for a chance to swoon that they each have to take a number and when the landscape is so littered with folks lying prostrate and pretending to be .
  • What's more fun, pretending to be a journalist or pretending to be a sportscaster? I had fun pretending to be a sportscaster.
News & Articles

  • Fort Collins man accused of rape at party to enter plea
    A Fort Collins man accused of raping a woman at a party in March after pretending to be her boyfriend is set to enter a plea next month.
    June 12, 2013 - The Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • The Rise of the Lady Paleos: How a Dubious Diet Aimed at Men Appeals to Women, Too
    If it worked for Raquel Welch, it might work for you. The Paleo diet has always been difficult to take very seriously. The program aims to mimic what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate during the Paleolithic era and is most often associated with city-dwelling males who go around pretending they're cavemen . But the new shepherds of the Paleo diet aren't hypermasculine men who install meat lockers ...
    June 11, 2013 - New York Magazine
  • Victim Chases Away Robbers in Fed Ex Uniforms
    A pair of robbers pretending to be Fed Ex workers targeted an elderly woman inside her New York City home Monday, only to be chased right back out by the victim, police and family members said. Two men dressed i Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York
    June 10, 2013 - NBC New York

  • John Amaechi in Forbes
    Famously, they're saying in 2007 that homophobia is not an issue,Amaechi said. "While (Hardaway) is not a representative of the NBA or of straight men, there's no point pretending it's not an opinion that is out there."
  • John Edwards in The Age
    The same president who is asking us to spend another $200 billion on the misguided war in Iraq and is insisting on providing $60 billion in tax cuts next year to folks who make over a million bucks a year, is now pretending to protect the deficit... David Obey MarketWatch Nov 13, 2007 77291 104234 pretending Edwards said the Fox News Channel, owned by News Corp, has a right-wing bias and the time has come for Democrats to stop pretending to be friends with the very people who demonise the Democratic Party".

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