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  • noun Alternative form of make-believe.

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Examples

  • Organization is what you do to stuff that you need, want, or love - it's not what you do to get useless stuff out of sight or to manufacture makebelieve meaning.

    Boing Boing

  • With cell phones, the media, et al, a makebelieve action is as terroristic as an actual action.

    LIVE Blog: House Dems report increased threats

  • AWK if you want to live your life by a work of fiction that's your choice, but have some politeness and don't try and preach your iron age mysticism to those of us to recognise allogory, propaganda and makebelieve when we see them.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Again by Flak Stopper on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 1: 32: 40 AM makebelieve money by M. Davis on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 7: 33: 26 AM

    Birth of a Financial Engineer: Who Creates Weapons of Financial Destruction?

  • This raucous, low-down commentary on Hollywood filmmaking, war movies, narcissistic actors and the thin line between makebelieve and reality is the most giddily entertaining, wickedly smart and cinematically satisfying comedy in a season overloaded with yuk-'em-ups.

    Days of 'Thunder'

  • When we played, it was running amok to be sure but we built makebelieve houses so we could play house, we raced our bikes but pretended they were horses, we played with Barbies by staging mock flash-flood disasters when dad back-flushed the swimming pool, and we played at cooking, too.

    Dangerous Book For Boys

  • It did seem such a pity that it all had to be makebelieve, and that the age of wars between civilized nations had come to an end for ever.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • It did seem such a pity that it all had to be makebelieve, and that the age of wars between civilized nations had come to an end for ever.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • It did seem such a pity that it all had to be makebelieve, and that the age of wars between civilized nations had come to an end for ever.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • An awful lot of makebelieve went on about that sort of thing involving a lifelong slur with the usual splash page of gutterpress about the same old matrimonial tangle alleging misconduct with professional golfer or the newest stage favourite instead of being honest and aboveboard about the whole business.

    Ulysses

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