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feigned
used in Anna Karenina

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Definition
pretended — usually pretending to feel something
  • However hard she tried, she could not love this little child, and to feign love was beyond her powers.
    Part Six (98% in)
  • He felt all the torture of his own and her position, all the difficulty there was for them, conspicuous as they were in the eye of all the world, in concealing their love, in lying and deceiving; and in lying, deceiving, feigning, and continually thinking of others, when the passion that united them was so intense that they were both oblivious of everything else but their love.
    Part Two (56% in)
  • Though he asked no one about it, reluctantly and with feigned indifference answered his friends' inquiries as to how the book was going, and did not even inquire of the booksellers how the book was selling, Sergey Ivanovitch was all on the alert, with strained attention, watching for the first impression his book would make in the world and in literature.
    Part Eight (1% in)

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