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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRETENDING

Either that or pretending—I don't know which, and I don't care.

I am an adept in pretending that I don't see, and I don't hear.

My mother sent for me down, pretending to want to say something to me.

I walked straight towards the man, pretending not to know he was there.

You ought to be ashamed of yourself, an old fellow like you pretending to be so good-looking.

That's exactly what I was pretending to be afraid you might do.

Pretending to be friendly with me, and knowing all the time that you were doing your best to cheat——'

The boys think I'm just pretending to do my duty for the looks of it; but I ain't.

I sat there all evening pretending to read and feeling that he was doing the same.

I mean to say, it was the most utter rot, pretending seriously that way.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRETENDING

loafing

adjectiveostensibly employed, but wasting time
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.