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1749, (w), ''Tom Jones'', XVIII.23:
- "After what past at Upton, so soon to engage in a new amour with another woman, while I fancied, and you pretended, your heart was bleeding for me!"
(quote-book)| ol=2004261W| passage=It's rather like a beautiful Inverness cloak one has inherited. Much too good to hide away, so one wears it instead of an overcoat and pretends it's an amusing new fashion.
2009 April 13, “Vanity publishing”, in ''(w)'':
- I have nothing but contempt for people who hire ghost-writers. But at least most faux authors have the decency to pretend that they are sweating blood over "their" book.
2007 October 29, ''(w)'', London:
- Gap and other clothes manufacturers should stop using small subcontractors because they are difficult to control. Instead, they should open up their own fully-owned production facilities so that they cannot pretend ignorance when abuses are committed.
To claim (m) (an ability, status, advantage, etc.). (defdate) (originally used without ''to'')
(RQ:Dryden The Meda)
- Chiefs shall be grudged the part which they pretend.
1946, (w), ''History of Western Philosophy'', I.25:
- People observed the diversity of schools and the acerbity of their disputes, and decided that all alike were pretending to knowledge which was in fact unattainable.
(RQ:Austen Mansfield Park)."
2003 January 23, Duncan Campbell, ''(w)'', London:
- Luster claimed that the women had consented to sex and were only pretending to be asleep.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 6-1)
To hold before one; to extend.
1596, (w), ''The Faerie Queene'', VI.11:
- Pastorella (..) Was by the Captaine all this while defended, / Who, minding more her safety then himselfe, / His target alwayes over her pretended(nb..).
Not really what it is represented as being; imaginary, feigned.
''As children we used to go on "spying" missions around the neighbour's house, but it was all pretend.''