Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLAY-ACTING

It was as the signal to uplift the curtain and let my play-acting commence.

Besides, we have not time for play-acting about that 'Purple Slipper.'

He guessed it for a ruse and a bit of play-acting, and sprang in.

At the time I looked on as at play-acting, rejoicing in the happy ending.

But whose interest could it have been to indulge in play-acting at my expense?

There must be a settlement with Beale, that play-acting drunkard, who had so deceived him at first.

He laughed at this bit of play-acting, but it was rather a melancholy laugh.

There is no gambling at the Cape, no play-acting or novel reading.

She rose from her seat and forgot all about her “play-acting.”

Let us forget the little piece of play-acting of a few minutes ago.