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Word: feign

Definition: pretend


Sentences Containing 'feign'

``Valentine,''said the count,``summon up all your courage; still the beatings of your heart; do not let a sound escape you, and feign to be asleep; then you will see.''
I have thought it better to be neglected than to fawn, to be dumb than to feign, to be seldom a friend than to be often a flatterer.
It can feign a train of events, with all the appearance of reality, ascribe to them a particular time and place, conceive them as existent, and paint them out to itself with every circumstance, that belongs to any historical fact, which it believes with the greatest certainty.
A certain mysterious feeling, consequent on the darkness, the secrecy of the revel, and the whisper in which everything was said, steals over me again, and I listen to all they tell me with a vague feeling of solemnity and awe, which makes me glad that they are all so near, and frightens me (though I feign to laugh) when Traddles pretends to see a ghost in the corner.
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