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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.

How to pronounce pretending?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Dom Raso:

    Let me say something to every political hack pretending to know an AR-15 from a double-barrel shot gun, in the wake of the Orlando attack, for the vast major of people I work with, there is nothing better to defend their homes against realistic threats than with an AR-15 semi-automatic.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who feels lonely is only understanding of being alone in life, but the rest are just either pretending or beguiling ownselves of having many supporting people.

  3. Germaine Greer:

    Maybe I couldn't make it. Maybe I don't have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice. Maybe I don't know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I'm sick of the masquerade. I'm sick of pretending eternal youth. I'm sick of belying my own intelligence, my own will, my own sex. I'm sick of peering at the world through false eyelashes, so everything I see is mixed with a shadow of bought hairs; I'm sick of weighting my head with a dead mane, unable to move my neck freely, terrified of rain, of wind, of dancing too vigorously in case I sweat into my lacquered curls. I'm sick of the Powder Room. I'm sick of pretending that some fatuous male's self-important pronouncements are the objects of my undivided attention, I'm sick of going to films and plays when someone else wants to, and sick of having no opinions of my own about either. I'm sick of being a transvestite. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate.

  4. El Paso in which O'Rourke:

    I was like, f --- no, uh-uh, i can't pretend. I would be pretending.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    It is quite scary seeing as how most people start pretending to be caring by sharing or supporting the online post for which they have no actual, emotional feeling.

Images & Illustrations of pretending

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