PRETENDED's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of pretended
Definition:
a. not genuine or sincere; feigned; supposed; alleged
Example:
They show a pretended interest in the proceedings, we know it isn't true from beginning.
Sentence in Classic:
Boys of his own size pretended not to know he had been away at all; but they were consuming with envy, nevertheless.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
So the two pretended weavers set up two looms, and affected to work very busily, though in reality they did nothing at all.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
The human beings could not contain their rage when they heard this song, though they pretended to think it merely ridiculous.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
The mother was much more cheerful when she went back to her daughter, and Kitty pretended to be more cheerful.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
With the tact of which both had such a large share, they had succeeded in avoiding Russian ladies abroad, and so had never placed themselves in a false position, and everywhere they had met people who pretended that they perfectly understood their position, far better indeed than they did themselves.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She would have pretended to be looking for something on the table, but ashamed of making a pretense, she looked straight in his face with cold eyes.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She returned to the group where the vicomte was still talking, and again pretended to listen, while waiting till it would be time to leave.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Rostov felt so ill at ease and uncomfortable with Boris that, when the latter looked in after supper, he pretended to be asleep, and early next morning went away, avoiding Boris.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Marya Dmitrievna, who knew how the prince had received the Rostovs, pretended not to notice how upset Natasha was and jested resolutely and loudly at table with the count and the other guests.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This spite increased still more when, on calling over the roll of prisoners, it was found that in the bustle of leaving Moscow one Russian soldier, who had pretended to suffer from colic, had escaped.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At first he watched the serfs, trying to understand their aims and what they considered good and bad, and only pretended to direct them and give orders while in reality learning from them their methods, their manner of speech, and their judgment of what was good and bad.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context