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pre·tend·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningnoun

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

Wiktionary

  1. pretendingnoun

    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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Donald Trump:

    Pete even admitted that Donald Trump was only pretending, so why would you change your position, or moderate your position to meet someone who's only pretending half way ?

  2. Alan Watts:

    Many people never grow up. They stay all their lives with a passionate need for external authority and guidance, pretending not to trust their own judgment.

  3. Greta Thunberg:

    Pretending that a law that no one has to follow ... is a law. Pretending that you can be a climate leader and still go on building and subsidizing new fossil fuel infrastructure.

  4. Simon Stevens:

    There is now significant planning going on around all the scenarios including these medicines supply scenarios, there's extensive work under way now between the department of health, other parts of government, the life sciences industry, the pharma companies. Nobody is pretending this is a desirable situation but if that's what we get to then it will not have been unforeseen.

  5. Andrew Zimbalist:

    First, the IOC and the Tokyo organizing committee are in denial. They have never had to cancel an Olympics for anything but a world war, second, they want to control the spin. By pretending that there will be business as usual, they are hoping to keep Olympians in training and Olympic fans in preparation for traveling to Tokyo. If by some good fortune the virus abates and the Olympics are held, they want to make sure the athletes are present and prepared.

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