PRETENDED in a Sentence

Learn PRETENDED from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. The app collects 40,000 words and 300,000 sentences. Input your word, you get not only its meaning and example, but also some sentences' contexts in classic literature.

 Input your word:
Want to search a word in classic works? Search Classic Quotes
 Meanings and Examples of PRETENDED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
pretended
 a.  not genuine or sincere; feigned; supposed; alleged
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  So she pretended she had not heard Uncle Peter's suggestion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  She had to know if he even pretended to love her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  Evidently he had forgotten the contretemps, or pretended to have forgotten it, for he settled himself on the top step at her feet without mention of their late difference.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
4  Suellen, sullen and tearful, pretended to faint too, but came back to consciousness spitting like an angry cat when Scarlett poured a gourdful of water in her face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  But they lied cheerfully just the same and the ladies pretended to believe them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
6  So she swallowed her wrath with poor grace and pretended indifference.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
7  After a miserable while, Scarlett's pretended indifference gave way to the real thing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
8  They pretended to great delicacy, modesty and innocence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
9  He pretended that his hand was the cat and hers the mouse.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
10  She pretended that he cheated her in the price of magazines and candy; he pretended she was a detective from the Twin Cities.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  She was certain that Bresnahan saw through her when she pretended not to hear Kennicott's invitation to join a game of cribbage.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
12  It ended, a quarter of an hour later, in his calling her a "neurotic" before he turned away and pretended to sleep.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  She pretended that she was going to the Rockies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  He heard the swing-couch creak as she sat up abruptly, peered, then leaned back and pretended to relax.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
15  The players pretended to be exhilarated by practising service, but they startled at each dust-cloud from a motor car.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  He pretended profundity by eye - beamings at people.
2  He pretended not to know her but in fact they were in league together.
3  There is more danger from a pretended friend than from an enemy.
4  The police divested the pretended officer of his stolen uniform.
5  He pretended sleep when his mother called him.
6  He has pretended to too many women and I hate this sort of man.
7  He pretended that resigning was part of his long - term career strategy.
8  She says she only pretended to kidnap the children and never wanted to get money from them.
9  Though he pretended their encounter was fortuitous, he'd actually been hanging around her usual haunts for the past two weeks, hoping she'd turn up.
10  They show a pretended interest in the proceedings, we know it isn't true from beginning.
11  All my life, I've only been pretending.
12  The candidate tried to run away from controversial issues by pretending to be ill.
13  Stop pretending that the problem doesn't exist.
14  She deceived me by pretending to be a famous movie star.
15  We can't go on pretending that everything is OK.