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as if

also as though
like something was actually so The pain was so bad, he felt as if a knife were sticking between his shoulders. When my mother came to visit, I tried to make everything as though she were on vacation.
See also: if

as if

Also, as though. As it would be, as in He decided to accept, as if it really mattered, or John scowled as though he were really angry. The first idiom dates from the late 1500s, the variant from the late 1700s. Also see make as if.
See also: if