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- v. Present participle of make believe.
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She’s been trouble for a long while, selling love philters to silly wenches and making believe to tell fortunes but this time she’s gone too far.
The Earl of Mar, making believe that he was going to have a great hunting-party, asked a number of the Highland lords to his house.
They were playing "hearths," making believe they were sharing a hearth the way grown-up women and men did.
Nearer and nearer we drew, and I was making believe to reach for them as before.