Feigning sentence example

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  • Tears filled her eyes and she climbed out of the recliner, stretching and feigning a yawn.
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  • Feigning indifference, she plays the coquette 's cheapest trick.
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  • Young men can be good at feigning disinterest or resistance.
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  • He muttered some lame excuse, feigning making an error.
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  • Reaching the height of ruthless ambition is achieved by feigning innocence.
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  • On graduation in 1984 he went to work as a prison officer, only escaping from a life contract by feigning insanity.
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  • When the servile Athenians, feigning to share the emperor's displeasure with the sophist, pulled down a statue which they had erected to him, Favorinus remarked that if only Socrates also had had a statue at Athens, he might have been spared the hemlock.
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  • The shahs grandmother, by feigning herself sick and dependent upon wine only for cure, obtained reversal of the edict.
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  • The weaving of damask was introduced in 1718 by James Blake, who had learned the secret of the process in the workshops at Drumsheugh near Edinburgh, to which he gained admittance by feigning idiocy; and since that date the linen trade has advanced by leaps and bounds, much of the success being due to the beautiful designs produced by the manufacturers.
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  • Befriended by the pope, this man undertook to conquer Rimini for the Holy See, but came there to further his own ends instead (20th October 1469), and, while feigning a desire to share the government with Isotta and her son, resolved, sooner or later, to seize it for himself.
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  • Meg bailed out early feigning an injured paw which left the rest of us to head on.
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  • From the 12th to 22nd of July he was fighting continually, but finally, on the 31st of July, his army was annihilated by overwhelming numbers near Segesvár (Schassburg), Bem only escaping by feigning death.
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  • The instinct reaches its highest development in the phenomenon miscalled "death feigning."
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  • Sun kissed locks invoke an image of youthful caprice, and highlighting your hair is a convenient way of feigning time at the beach without the presence of harmful ultra-violet rays.
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  • He considered switching a digit and feigning a mistake but he knew these guys would figure he was hiding something and be all the more aggressive when they questioned Cynthia.
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  • How he expected to achieve that by feigning interest in the goats was a mystery, but at least he cared enough to make an effort.
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  • From the 12th to 22nd of July he was fighting continually, but finally, on the 31st of July, his army was annihilated by overwhelming numbers near Segesvár (Schassburg), Bem only escaping by feigning death.
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  • But the latter, while feigning indifference, was thenceforth his rancorous and determined foe.
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  • In his office in London men were trained in the arts of deciphering correspondence, feigning handwriting, and of breaking and repairing seals in such a way as to avoid detection.
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