pretend to be

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said my aunt, with an air of unqualified approbation; 'and never pretend to be anything else, for I know better
They usually pretend to be flowers, because the court sits in the Fairies' Basin, and there are so many flowers there, and all along the Baby Walk, that a flower is the thing least likely to attract attention.
However, the fox bid him be of good cheer, and said, 'I will help you; lie down there, stretch yourself out quite stiff, and pretend to be dead.
Often in the midst of their family and friends the children would pretend to be seized with strange convulsions, and would cry out that the witches were afflicting them.
Believe me, you are better than most other men, and I sometimes think you pretend to be worse.
Oh, nowadays so many conceited people go about Society pretending to be good, that I think it shows rather a sweet and modest disposition to pretend to be bad.
I assure you, my dear, that on several occasions after I was first married, I had to pretend to be very ill, and was obliged to drink the most unpleasant mineral waters, merely to get Berwick out of town.
We make a plan that I will pretend to be him and he will hide in the mausoleum.
He said: "I don't pretend to be able to write a great thesis or doctorate - I have no pretensions in that direction.
Mr Padgett last night said the Conservative's claims were ridiculous, adding: "Who in their right mind would pretend to be a councillor when everyone here in Washington knows I lost the election?
The fun-loving girls still pretend to be each other when trying to avoid the advances of a man they are not interested in.
But off the air, Saavedra's not perfect, and he doesn't pretend to be.