Usage examples for pretending

  1. Meanwhile, in the room from which his daughter had been driven, Melrose had risen from his seat, and was moving hither and thither, every now and then taking up some object in the crowded tables, pretending to look at it, and putting it down again. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. I'm not busy- I'm just pretending this morning. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  3. I'm pretending to be a thief! – Mr. Punch with The Children by Various
  4. I tried to speak like a man, like the man I was pretending to be. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. So he lay down, pretending to sleep, and the little man lay down also, with his face turned to the sky. – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child