There's no pretending on that point.
This pretending and lying can't continue.
At length, in fear of religious innovations and pretending that He is a political usurper, the Jews deliver Him up to die on a Roman cross.
He yielded, however, to the instances of the government of Charles VI., and pretending that he wished to have an interview with Gregory XII., with a view to their simultaneous abdication, he advanced to Savona, and then to Porto Venere.
Kris was quiet, pretending to consider.
She grinned, pretending it was all hers.
I am bone-weary of the degradation, of wearing my false coquettish smile, pretending love, until they spill themselves within me.
She kept her head down, pretending she had a sliver in her finger.
He was pretending to read a book, though she suspected he'd been emplaced as her bodyguard.
You can't go on pretending to Howie you don't know what's going on.
Marat had seen that England was at this time being ruled by an oligarchy using the forms of liberty, which, while pretending to represent the country, was really being gradually mastered by the royal power.
"Wanna tell me what this is?" he asked, pretending he didn't see the anger on her face.
You're all involved, I guess pretending all that other work business.
If at first the members of the council thought that Kutuzov was pretending to sleep, the sounds his nose emitted during the reading that followed proved that the commander-in-chief at that moment was absorbed by a far more serious matter than a desire to show his contempt for the dispositions or anything else--he was engaged in satisfying the irresistible human need for sleep.
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
Now, let's work on the premise Byrne didn't drown and start trying to find where he is instead of pretending he didn't skip!
3), without pretending, like Plato, to deduce from any common principle the special principles of each science (Post.
Sometimes it seemed to him that other people were all as pleased as he was himself and merely tried to hide that pleasure by pretending to be busy with other interests.
Pretending to fall in with his views, the ambassadors obtained a written agreement signed by the chief conspirators, and informed Q.
Did you find the bags the way you told me this afternoon— when you were pretending to be Byrne?
"No, she either doesn't understand or is pretending," thought Pierre.
I don't know how the others kept a straight face but I pulled out a handkerchief, pretending to blow my nose.
It's no use pretending: you listen when I speak to you!
Joseph and Ginger sat, pretending everyone continued to love one another while no doubt plotting their own sneaky revenge.
Xander pretending to bite her neck while she lay on top of him, the two of them spooning, even one where the massive man straddled her and pretended to hold her down.
When recovered he makes a plausible excuse for leaving Ireland (pretending he has left a wife in his native land) and returns to Cornwall.
It seemed to Rostov that Bogdanich was only pretending not to notice him, and that his whole aim now was to test the cadet's courage, so he drew himself up and looked around him merrily; then it seemed to him that Bogdanich rode so near in order to show him his courage.
Maybe he was only pretending to be interested in her.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
Darkyn circled her, pretending to consider.
Xander pulled away from the curb, pretending not to notice when she glanced at her phone.
It's well that I'm a musketeer... he sang, pretending to hiccough after each syllable.
The philosophers only helped to precipitate a movement which they had not created; without pointing to absolute power as the cause of the trouble, and without pretending to upset the traditional system, they attempted to instil into princes the feeling of new and more preciseobligations towards their subjects.
So far as they are Latin versions of Arabico-Greek treatises, they must have been much remodelled in the course of translation; but there is reason to suppose that many of them, even when pretending to be translations, are really original compositions.
A student in a gray wig and exaggerated backside was at the sink, pretending to wash dishes.
Pretending to maintain the Solonian constitution (as he could well afford), he realized that people would never recognize the deception if a sufficient degree of prosperity were ensured.
When, ten weeks before the murder, some hundreds of men came to Medina from Egypt and Irak, pretending that they were on their pilgrimage to Mecca, but wanted to bring before the caliph their complaints against his vicegerents, nobody could have the slightest suspicion that the life of the caliph was in danger; indeed it was only during 1 Ma'ad is in the genealogical system the father of the Moelar and the Rab`ia tribes.
That night, after I had hung my stocking, I lay awake a long time, pretending to be asleep and keeping alert to see what Santa Claus would do when he came.
An army of mixed German and Spanish troops, pretending to act for the emperor, but which may rather be regarded as a vast marauding party, entered Italy under their leader Frundsberg.
But I know of no one who would want to have a conversation with a computer program pretending to be his dog.
They stuck around, pretending to pick up glasses and snack plates while the Dawkins four quarreled, oblivious to their presence.
Let's stop pretending, Lydia.
But it would be absurd to suppose that they are in reality pretending to be dead, because there is no reason to think they can have any knowledge of death.
From a theoretical point of view Hahnemann's is one of the abstract systems, pretending to universality, which modern medicine neither accepts nor finds it worth while to controvert.
It cannot be denied in the light of modern historical research that if the Book of Daniel be regarded as pretending to full historical authority, the biblical record is open to all manner of attack.
John sat inert at Rouen, pretending to take his misfortunes lightly, and boasting that what was easily lost could be as easily won back.
Now Perkin Warbeck had first appeared in Ireland in 1491, and had somehow been persuaded there to personate Richard, duke of York, the younger of the two princes murdered in the Tower, pretending that he had escaped, though his brother had been killed.
while pretending to maintain the alliance with Henry VIII.
The Cossacks carried off what they could to their camps, and the householders seized all they could find in other houses and moved it to their own, pretending that it was their property.
"Oh dear, what a young lady!" said Foka, pretending to frown at Natasha.
But I hope I'd have the gumption not to rationalize my actions by pretending I believed what I did was right.
Pretending a reconciliation, he invited her to Baiae, where an attempt was made to drown her on a vessel especially constructed to founder.
The women, after playfully pretending for some time to search for the god, desisted, saying that he had hidden himself among the Muses.
Durham, killed under the reign of Hisham for heretical opinions, had followers in Mesopotamia, and that, when Merwan became caliph, the Khorasanians called him a Ja`d, pretending that all'Ja`d had been his teacher.
In spite of this proceeding Henry wished to live at peace with his northern neighbour, and soon contemplated marrying his daughter to James, but the Scottish king was not equally pacific. When, in 1 495, Perkin Warbeck, pretending to be the duke of York, Edward IV.'s younger son, came to Scotland, James bestowed upon him both an income and a bride, and prepared to invade England in his interests.
He continued the policy of double-dealing and treachery, deceiving his ministers as at the treaty of Dover, by pretending to support Holland and Spain while he was secretly engaged to Louis to betray them.
Quinn and Howie retreated downstairs to prepare for our first session of the day, with everyone pretending it was a normal Monday.
Maybe I've got it all wrong, and he wasn't listening at all—just staring at my boobs, and pretending to listen—but to me, it was what I was looking for.
Fred looked down at the table, pretending it wasn't his turn, as he wrapped a chicken leg in a piece of dark bread.
The trio, at Fred's direction, had played an ice-breaking game of pretending the backgrounds of the various other dinners.
Pretending this was a normal job was draining.
The length of time for which the holding should last came to be specified, at first for a term of years and then for life, and some payment to the grantor was provided for, not pretending to represent the economic value of the land, but only to serve as a mark of his continued ownership.
Although punishment by whipping and by standing in the pillory was prohibited by an act of Congress in 1839, in so far as the Federal government had jurisdiction, both these forms of punishment were retained in Delaware, and standing in the pillory was prescribed by statute as a punishment for a number of offences, including various kinds of larceny and forgery, highway robbery, and even pretending " to exercise the art of witchcraft, fortune-telling or dealing with spirits," at least until 1893.
c. 5 (1743) all persons pretending to have skill in physiognomy were deemed rogues and vagabonds, and were liable to be publicly whipped, or sent to the house of correction until next sessions.'
In 1343 the men of Hexham were accused of pretending to be Scots and imprisoning many people of Northumberland and Cumberland, killing some and extorting ransoms for others.
The arrangement of the subject-matter, while pretending to much precision, is often far from logical.
Simon on coming back thought it better to dissemble, and, pretending friendship for Dositheus, accepted the second place.
Maybe she can make me forget she's a vampire and go back to pretending she's human.
Did you find the bags the way you told me this afternoonâ€” when you were pretending to be Byrne?
He glanced at his vamps, several of which had moved closer while pretending not to listen.
Dreams are like pretending.
The only way she could be sure she was what he wanted was to stop pretending.
How far the Christian feeling of the 4th and 5th centuries was from being settled in favour of the employment of the fine arts is shown by such a case as that of Eusebius of Caesarea, who, in reply to a request of Constantia, sister of Constantine, for a picture of Christ, wrote that it was unlawful to possess images pretending to represent the Saviour either in his divine or in his human nature, and added that to avoid the reproach of idolatry he had actually taken away from a lady friend the pictures of Paul and of Christ which she had.
I can't go to work pretending some stupid product or individual blow-hard is super important while there are children and babies out in the world we could find and save!
Maybe I've got it all wrong, and he wasn't listening at allâ€”just staring at my boobs, and pretending to listenâ€”but to me, it was what I was looking for.
Sister Claire bitched at the weatherman and anyone else she could blame for 'this horrible stuff ' while shooting daggers at Jerome Shipton and pretending Fred O'Connor hadn't been born.
Pretending she didn't see him, she tried to scramble quickly into the wagon so that he wouldn't have an excuse to touch her.
Whether he was pretending or not, his casual compliments and positive attitude were making her vacation days more enjoyable than any of the last 360 days of her life.
His glowing red eyes didn't draw attention in a club where everyone was pretending to be a vampire.
In phrasing his advertisement as he did, Mr Combs is only pretending to be voicing anti-white animus.
It's an ideal party soundtrack - or good for just bopping to alone in your bedroom while pretending to be a movie star!
After pretending to not want the caliphate, once the title was given, he clung to it with all his life's force.
She narrowly escaped the guillotine by pretending to be pregnant.
Me thinks that Jim is a genius and was just pretending 2 b irish.
nondescript pub pretending to have a field day?
pretending that everything in the garden was rosy.
pretending to ignore it.
Young children know immediately when adults are merely pretending to be interested.
Edith is in the midst of making tea so ducks behind the kettle, pretending to hunt for a dropped sugar sachet.
Shona winds up Martin by pretending to be bitten by a tarantula.
teaching profession has not been enhanced by teacher unions pretending otherwise.
It's just like ET - all the little tiddlers dressed up as ghouls and ghosties, and smiling adults pretending to be afraid.
The details of the text are obscure, and seem to imply that David systematically attacked populations friendly to Achish whilst pretending that he had been making forays against Judah.
The phrase is certainly as old as 1561, and was due to these beggars pretending that they were patients discharged from the Abraham ward at Bedlam.
The first and most famous of these rulers was Gabriel Bethlen (q.v.), who reigned from 1613 to 1629, perpetually thwarted all the efforts of the emperor to oppress or circumvent his Hungarian subjects, and won some reputation abroad by adroitly pretending to champion the Protestant cause.
pretending to not only political but religious authority, would not allow the pope to share it, still less would he abide any religious dissent; and this gave rise to many conflicts, especially with the pope, at that time a temporal sovereign both at Rome and at Avignon, and as the head of Christendom bound to interfere in the affairs of France.
But probably he knows it well enough and is only pretending.
The status of the teaching profession has not been enhanced by teacher unions pretending otherwise.
It 's just like ET - all the little tiddlers dressed up as ghouls and ghosties, and smiling adults pretending to be afraid.
Pretending to be in search of illegal substances for personal use, the undercover officer hoped to beguile the drug dealers into revealing their source.
The woman hid the fact that she was a sociopath by pretending to have emotions like other people.
Identity theft is a crime that occurs when a person acquires your personal information without your knowledge and uses it to benefit them by pretending to be you.
Identity theft describes theft of personal information for the intent of pretending to be that person.
Phishing occurs when the thief contacts you requesting information while pretending to be from a legitimate organization.
Each episode ends with the revelation that the true cause of the excitement rests with a human perpetrator who was pretending to be a ghost or a monster.
Although the Internet might feel safe, pretending to be someone else can actually get teens in a lot of trouble.
These are people that hang out in chat rooms pretending that they are one of the crowd.
Pushing it down and pretending you aren't hurt can cause problems later on in relationships with other people.
Your child can put his or her favorite animal towel on and run around the house pretending to be that creature.
She survived early interviews and broadcasting jobs by pretending to be Barbara Walters.
Fake celebrities are big business, and they often make big bucks (and sometimes, big headlines) pretending to be famous.
Not only do impersonators appear in public or fake celebrity photos, but now they are also opening accounts on websites like Facebook and Twitter, pretending to be celebrities and drawing in fans and followers.
Remember, he is pretending he doesn't hear, so just give him some love, and don't give up; and yes all this fuss is normal.
Mirror Image teaches young people about cyberstalking in a game which is based on a real-life incident where several young women were victimized by an online predator pretending to be a modeling scout.
Internet predators may try to befriend a young person by pretending to be someone closer to his or her age, and teens should be cautioned about revealing personal information online.
Here was an RPG that wasn't pretending to be Dragon Quest.
Imagine a little Victorian girl pretending to bake cookies like her mother or playing house with her favorite doll.
Preschoolers love pretending to be something or somebody and playing dress up They enjoy finger paints, clay, cutting, pasting, and simple board and card games.
In a widely publicized prank, Justin Bieber wore a skull cap pretending to have shaved off his signature shaggy style.
Whether your child is pretending to be a Wild West sheriff or a ninja, she or he might enjoy learning how to make a paper sword or how to make a paper gun.
He spent many hours pretending to be a World War I flying ace, typing away at his typewriter, spending time with his bird friend Woodstock and sleeping on top of his dog house.
Pretending with toy tea sets can teach kids to share and some basic table etiquette, so it's not just fun and games.
Pretending to be a doctor can not only make going to the doctor less scary for some children, but it can also teach compassion and caring as a child acts to make a pet better.
He will be thrilled to parade around the parks or your house singing while bopping his head back and forth pretending to be one of the world's most famous characters.
Do you know someone with a penchant for vague words and pretending they know what they mean?
If you don't enjoy indoor rock climbing because you have a fear of heights, but are pretending to enjoy the sport strictly for the purposes of impressing your partner, this will present problems down the line.
Pretending you don't care when he mentions that he has two tickets for the hottest show in town, or nonchalantly shrugging when the Cindy Crawford look-a-like says she headed to the local coffee shop "alone".
Abusers sometimes say mean things while pretending to offer "advice."
It's best to take on very generic roles instead of pretending to be actual people you know.
He is likely writing versions of the same letter to others pretending to be their ideal man or woman.
Unfortunately, bisexuals and lesbians are often the target of either homophobic abusers (who log onto the sites in order to harass the members) or men who are pretending to be women for sexual gratification.
In truth, the only time a diamond is fake is if it is passed off as something it isn't, such as pretending that a quartz stone is really a natural diamond.
An interesting dress-up drawer or box can be a great springboard for play-acting, role-playing and pretending; young children love to create plays and shows for family audiences.
She might have them dancing the Mamba or pretending they are climbing stairs.
Preschoolers and many grade-school kids enjoy donning costumes and pretending to be someone else.
Ben Stiller, in a green jumpsuit, pretending that, through the miracle of green-screen technology, he appeared to be a disembodied head.
Don't fall into the trap of pretending to be someone you aren't.
Pretending to be someone you're not presents several problems, the least of which is potentially making yourself look like a fool.
Pretending his son was trapped in a weather balloon soaring unmanned above Colorado seemed par for the course to many viewers, given the portrayal of Heene during his Wife Swap appearances.
There are many adults out there pretending to be teens as a means of bullying, stalking or even luring the young individuals into something illicit, illegal or dangerous.
Don't Fake a Connection: As social media expert Heidi Miller explains, pretending you know someone will not only fail as a connection technique, it will likely backfire and make your own reputation suffer.
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