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pre·tend·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning(noun)

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

Wiktionary

  1. pretending(Noun)

    The act of imagining; make-believe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pretending

    of Pretend

Freebase

  1. Pretending

    "Pretending" is a song by the Finnish band HIM, released in 2001 as the fifth track from their album Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights. In 2006, "Pretending" was released as a double-single along with "In Joy and Sorrow" on the album Uneasy Listening Vol. 1. "In Joy and Sorrow" is the fifth track on Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 while "Pretending" was an exclusive sixteenth track only available by buying the album from Best Buy. "In Joy and Sorrow"/"Pretending" reached #1 in Finland. The first track on the international release, is a shorter version than the track on the album Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights. The original version is 3:55 while the single version is 3:44.

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How to say pretending in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretending in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pretending in a Sentence

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    When even this President and even( Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell are at least pretending to be open to reforms, we know that we have a moment on our hands, let's make the most of it and get these things done.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    When pretending starts, growth stops

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who enjoys the company of false friends or pretending people around is not ever safe and oneself a big fake

  4. Jennifer Lee:

    Let's stop pretending that three million tests is enough. We need the capacity to do millions of tests if not per day, per week.

  5. Rodrigo Duterte:

    These white people, those from [the European Union], the ignorant Americans, pretending to be, this Obama, you are so black and arrogant. [He] reprimanded me. Why you reprimand me? I’m the president of a country.

Images & Illustrations of pretending

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