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Definitionpretended — usually pretending to feel something
- I said, feigning to speak roughly to her.Chapters 19-21 (75% in)
- A certain mysterious feeling, consequent on the darkness, the secrecy of the revel, and the whisper in which everything was said, steals over me again, and I listen to all they tell me with a vague feeling of solemnity and awe, which makes me glad that they are all so near, and frightens me (though I feign to laugh) when Traddles pretends to see a ghost in the corner.Chapters 4-6 (95% in)
- Her triumph in this connexion with my work, and her delight when I wanted a new pen — which I very often feigned to do — suggested to me a new way of pleasing my child-wife.Chapters 43-45 (58% in)
- We agreed, without any more consultation, that we would both go, and that Dora was a little Impostor, who feigned to be rather unwell, because she liked to be petted.Chapters 52-54 (3% in)
There are no more uses of "feigned" in David Copperfield.
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