Me pretending the same.
And, ultimately, that is what we were doing: pretending.
Sarah would be merely pretending to lie to Andrew, in order to deceive him.
Mae Mobley’s little games include pretending to stage a sit-in at a Woolworth’s counter and pretending to ride the bus with Rosa Parks.
I'd hooked on to that one word, pretending.
Pretending to like things was a young person’s game.
“I was pretending to be a Texan, and she was pretending she wasn’t.”
This week they are all pretending to be history teachers, before the final round of Spelling Bees.
In both cases pretending happens, and I am interested in that progression from “pretending to be” to “turning into.”
Mr Sharon, he said, had no genuine intention of accepting the Mitchell report; he was merely pretending to accept it while emptying it of all significance.
In the summer, this is flipped to standing in a park, hands tucked into the back pockets of denim shorts, pretending to be at least eight times cooler than I actually am.
But, if Adam stopped pretending that he was only pretending to be a poet, he would have to write some poems, and confront questions of talent and of vocation.
This is the reverse of normal for sexual selection, in which there is no point in immature individuals pretending they are mature, nor mature females pretending to be males.
—we spent a good portion of our adolescent lives pretending to kill each other, pretending to break each other’s arms and legs, pretending to maim, explode, murder, and die.
For two seasons, I kept forgetting that the twins were played by one person, let alone one person acting like one character pretending to be the other character pretending to be the first character.
If the monarchy is so vulnerable that a man pretending to be Prince Charles saying mean things to a woman pretending to be his wife damages it gravely, then the institution has probably outlived its usefulness.
So we were all colluding – they were pretending their violence and I was pretending to believe in it – because without the backstop of action, they were just hysterics in their underpants and I was oversensitive.
Suzanne’s aged father thinks de G. was acting from the beginning—pretending to be the worn-out old man and then pretending he might step down, and now being the firm old soldier, S. says, “Il en est bien capable.”
On Friendster, and especially on MySpace, some users are playing roles: thirteen-year-olds pretending to be nineteen, virgins pretending to be vixens, forty-two-year-old F.B.I. agents pretending to be adolescent girls.
“Even though we knew he was from a conservative background, he was pretending he was supporting women’s active participation in society,” said Tomomi Yamaguchi, a professor of anthropology and sociology at Montana State University who researches Japanese feminism.
- the act of giving a false appearance
Example: his conformity was only pretending
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