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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    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. American Indian Proverb:

    You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. Navajo

  2. 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.

  3. Anne Douglas:

    We are living in a town of make-believe. I have done about 90 movies. That means that every time I was pretending to be someone else. There comes a time in your life when you say, well, 'who am I?' i have found writing books a good substitute to making pictures. When you write a book, you get to determine what part you are playing.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    The Democrats are barely even pretending to negotiate, the Speaker's latest spin is that it is some heroic sacrifice to lower The Democrats demand from a made-up $ 3.5 trillion marker that was never going to become law, to an equally made-up $ 2.5 trillion marker. The Democrats calls this meeting in the middle. That's not negotiating. That's throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.

  5. Moyses Henriques:

    When he started talking, and pretending to speak like a woman, the guard realized that it was an attempted jailbreak, and identified him, it was an inmate trying to escape as a woman.

Images & Illustrations of pretending

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    • A. greedy
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