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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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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. Dallas Crowley:

    This is a moment I've dreamed about since I've been a kid, running around the backyard pretending to be Doug Flutie, pretending I was throwing Hail Marys to my dad.

  2. El Paso in which O'Rourke:

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

  3. Northrop Frye:

    In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.

  4. Hakim Jami:

    If the scissors are not used daily on the beard, it will not be long before the beard is, by its luxuriant growth, pretending to be the head.

  5. Dan Gainor:

    The Brian Williams story shows that NBC/MSNBC doesn't really have standards, brian Williams made up news and rather than fire Brian Williams, the network just moved Brian Williams and let Brian Williams keep pretending to be a newscaster.

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