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  • She feigned sleep.
  • She feigned indifference.
  • and frightens me (though I feign to laugh)
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • However hard she tried, she could not love this little child, and to feign love was beyond her powers.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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  • Garvey feigned surprise.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Joe, is doing push-ups in front of a group of elderly women, who feign interest and clap politely.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • To escape her inquisitive gaze, I checked my watch, feigned surprise, and casually mentioned to Jamie that we’d better be going.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • ...the injustices he had received ... of which I had never heard, I feigned acquaintance.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • He pressed his arms against his sides, feigning fear.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • GEORGE (Feigned awe): Very good!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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  • She feigned wiping tears from her cheeks.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • When the Admiral is present, he feigns obedience, but when others are gathered around him—and there are always others gathered around Roland—he takes every opportunity to cut the man down.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I could do this more easily than feign sadness.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The last thing she needed was for him to saunter up, feigning surprise at finding her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I replied, feigning confusion.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • "Excellent point," Darnell replied with his own look of feigned disgust, just as the Toad finally was able to snatch the underwear off of his head.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • He feigns surprise.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Annie feigned confusion.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Mr. White feigned shock.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • "It wasn’t anybody," I said, dropping my eyes in feigned shame.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • When we all shouted "Surprise!" she feigned astonishment graciously, although her fresh makeup had been applied with extra care.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She set them on the counter, and Travis noted the label, feigning more interest than he felt, trying to steady his nerves.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • But being curious as to how far Mike would go, to pull my leg, I feigned conversion and asked him to tell me more about Ootek’s uncanny skill.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "Ahhh," Hemme said, feigning disappointment.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • When I buy my paper each morning, the newsstand owner will say, with a tone feigning gravity, "Doctor Hata, I presume."
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Then I slow and feign exhaustion.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Feigning nonchalance, Cinder thrust a thumb toward the hall.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I crossed my arms and feigned arrogant indifference.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Sticky was scrubbing his glasses so hard they squeaked, and Constance had her eyes squeezed tightly shut, unconvincingly feigning sleep.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • It has such a happy ending, too—why, the assassin was really feigning her illness in order to get the prince’s attention!
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • In the morning I woke Mandy and tried to convince her to feign illness so she could call Lucinda immediately.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Taking his cue, I nudged Christopher-John and Christopher-John nudged Little Man, and the three of us forced ourselves to stare into the fire in feigned disinterest.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • She feigned astonishment.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Bastian feigns frustration.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I do my best to feign confidence, not wanting to attract unwanted attention from anyone.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Halfway through the class, Nastya hasn’t moved from her seat, but she can’t feign disinterest.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • They dutifully followed me around trying to feign interest in exhibits that would strike my eye but bored them to extinction.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Feigning drowsiness, I murmured something intentionally unintelligible.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He comes back late at night and I’m in bed, feigning sleep, my head churning.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "Don’t feign ignorance, my dearest.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Not sure if I should scoot away and show fear, or do nothing and feign boredom, I chose the latter.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "Come now," Count Olaf said, his voice faking—a word which here means "feigning"—kindness.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • I thought of feigning illness and remaining in my refuge, but dismissed it—and not only because of the unpleasantness of the surroundings.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Alan was startled, but feigned calm.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Could I feign ignorance?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Raleigh feigned being hurt.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Connor feigned surprise.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • We were feigning a normalcy, Saboor and I, that no longer was.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He feigned toughness, but was secretly tormented.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Your father taught you to feign human emotion the way one might teach a parrot to repeat words.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
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