Even pretended disinterest can destroy thought, or pretended interest can give room for ideas to coalesce.
His whole behavior gives color to the supposition that he was the accomplice of a pretended death.
She moved from pretended self-sufficiency to a recognition of her need.
Honest dissent is better by far than pretended assent.
At each execution of a traitor, or pretended such, anguish seizes the survivors.
While his heart thumped eagerly he went with slow and pretended reluctance back to the old desk.
When he tried her fidelity by telling her pretended secrets, she divulged them in gossip with the servants.
She blushed and looked away with pretended indifference.
She divided the bun in half, giving him the largest portion, and was rewarded with a bit of pretended reluctance and a big smile.
All the holiness of their lives, I now saw, was merely pretended .