He pretends to drown, sleeps on the beach for a few hours, and about dawn pedals off into the sunrise.
Of natural history and botany he pretends to no special knowledge.
The Zohar pretends to be a compilation made by Simon b.
But, on the other hand, no one pretends to have found the rigorous expression for the law, and the appropriate approximation may take quite different forms when constants which are large in one case are small in the other.
This is achieved; and Briinnhilde's horror and bewilderment at meeting Siegfried again as a stranger in his own shape creates a situation which Siegfried cannot understand, and which Hagen pretends to construe as damning evidence that Siegfried has betrayed Gunther's honour as well as Briinnhilde's.
He pretends to fall into a swoon and says senseless things that should have ruined him.
When grown up, Orestes, in response to frequent messages from his sister, secretly repairs with Pylades to Argos, where he pretends to be a messenger from Strophius bringing the news of the death of Orestes.
A quack is one who pretends to knowledge of which he is ignorant, a charlatan, particularly a medical impostor.
Not many years ago it would have been accounted a heresy to suggest that the historical books of the Old Testament had conveyed to our minds estimates of Oriental history that suffered from this same defect; but to-day no one who is competent to speak with authority pretends to doubt that such is really the fact.
What believer in God pretends to conceive Him as He really is ?
He is no loose cannon, merely a man who pretends to be.
The novel shows the falsity of his public image in order to demonstrate the fallacy of the doctrines he pretends to hold.
She pretends to be the chaste spouse of Christ; and in the seventeenth chapter she is called the harlot.
The British media occasionally pretends to be shocked that she charges appearance fees.
Mallory pretends to co-operate with the crime syndicate so that he has time to build a death ray and kill the mobsters.
pretends to believe are the Government's plans for the National Health Service.
squelching back, they meet Foley, who pretends not to know Peter, much to Peter's astonishment.
Hiroshi pretends that their car is broken in order to engineer an overnight stay in the house.
He is a professional beggar, tho in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax Vestas.
The following passage is especially instructive: " Et tant s'en Taut que je veuille que ion croie toutes les choses que j'ecrirai, que meme je pretends en proposer ici quelques-unes que je crois absolument titre fausses; A savoir, je ne doute point que le monde n'ait etc cree au commencement avec autant de perfection qu'il en a; en sorte que le soleil, la terre, la lune, et les etoiles ont etc des lors; et que la terre n'a pas eu seulement en soi les semences des plantes, mais que les plantes meme en ont couvert une partie; et qu'Adam et Eve n'ont pas etc crees enfans mais en Age d'hommes parfaits.
QUACK, one who pretends to knowledge of which he is ignorant, a charlatan, particularly a medical impostor.
Squelching back, they meet Foley, who pretends not to know Peter, much to Peter 's astonishment.
He is a professional beggar, tho in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax vestas.
Medical Identity Theft: This type of theft occurs when an imposter pretends to be you to receive medical care.
With fantasy sports, a game player pretends to be the owner of a team and builds it to complete with other "owners."
An emulator pretends the program is the game system and uses specially-created ROMs instead of the actual cartridges to play the game.
"If, as in a scene in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a child pretends to be a riverboat captain, there's a lot more to that role-playing than simply knowing what a captain does and some basic boat terminology.
With the abundance of toys and video games on the market, a child who pretends may actually seem to be a rarity.
A child who pretends is a child who continues to develop his language and thinking skills and nurture his imagination.
So that she won't be kicked out, Nate pretends to be her date, and even kisses her in front of everyone.
The church lays down a rule of domestic policy, and neither gives nor pretends to give any absolute criterion for the validity of ordination.
About this time, inspired by a heavenly voice (which he pretends to have heard in a dream), he abjured all the luxuries of life, and resolved upon a pilgrimage to the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina, hoping to find there the solution of all his religious doubts.
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