v. disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
Even though John tried to dissemble his motive for taking modern dance, we all knew he was there not to dance but to meet girls.
Sentence in Classic:
Monks cast a look of hate, which, even then, he could not dissemble, at the astonished boy, and sat down near the door.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Sometimes Scarlett found it hard to dissemble her feelings, for she still thought Aunt Pitty the silliest of old ladies and her vagueness and vaporings irritated her unendurably.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to dissemble; my attentions have been too marked to be mistaken.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Yet without power to kill, or change, or shun the fact; he likewise knew that to mankind he did long dissemble; in some sort, did still.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
In fact, we must not dissemble that the oscillation of the tall trees and the reflection of the moon in the dark underwood gave him serious uneasiness.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context