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  • "You got no call pretendin 'that you're all goody-good."

    The Lark And The Wren

  • That very afternoon there comes a swell into the wax-works, an 'as soon as Joe sets eyes on him, he knows it's the chap he first see Polly with in the race-week, and there he is a-saunterin' 'round an' pretendin 'to be unconcerned, an' yet keepin 'a sharp look-out around him.

    Smethurstses

  • Actin 'up just like they was boys, sleepin' out in the woods an 'pretendin' they're as brave as anythin '.

    The Camp Fire Girls in the Woods, or Bessie King's First Council Fire

  • I think he was kind of pretendin 'he was talkin' to Miss Pratt, or at a party, maybe.

    Seventeen

  • I was a-'pretendin ',' miss, "she answered a little sheepishly;" I was tryin 'to see it like you do.

    A Little Princess

  • But you make me laugh, puttin 'on airs an' pretendin 'to do it for spoort -- "Wimmen ha'n't got no sense o' spoort, "says you, all solemn as owls.

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories

  • Well, there he was comin 'across the stubble -- at a fine pace, too, with his coat' pon his arm -- when as I guess he spied me down in the road below and stopped short, danderin 'about an' pretendin 'to poke up weeds with his stick.

    Hocken and Hunken

  • o 'me, "continued Captain Bunker with a tentative chuckle," sort o' pretendin 'to hand yo'r auntie to Kernel Marion for -- for his lady love!

    Sally Dows

  • I'm prospectin 'up here, an' pretendin 'to be a hunter. "

    The Mysterious Rider

  • "Glad, an '' im with another girl an 'pretendin' all the time not to see me!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 13, 1920

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