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use "pretend" in a sentence

The first couple would joke around with Brucie, and then decide on a sum of, say, 64. The second couple would say "higher" (and Brucie would pretend to be offended).

She cherishes her dolls and holds pretend tea parties with them.

shall be given under any pretence whatsoever, either to Jews or moors, to reside or have their dwellings in the said town of Gibraltar." The album also featured two of the biggest hits in Asia during the year: the fun and upbeat "A Wonder in Madrid" (??????)and the touching love ballad "Pretence" (??).

In fact he pretended that he was straight and referred to past lovers as "she" rather than "he" to keep up the pretence.

Blacksad saves Weekly from a gibbet after karup is betrayed and hanged himself by Huk, under the (false) pretence of kidnaping and child-abuse.

While the author disclaims any pretence to originality, he has read widely enough to write an essay that offers a startlingly novel rendering of the faith he left.

26 Obtaining by a false pretence with intent to defraud the signature of a person to a written instrument, the false making whereof would be forgery, is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison or by fine.

The mages are obsessed with maintaining the pretence that all the work they do is "for the good of the city".

Of course they may drop all pretence and just decide to press ahead with measures aimed at crushing the BNP.

Due to embargos at the time, the aircraft were flown out of the country under the pretence that they were flying to Scotland for filming a war film on New Zealand war-time efforts.

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