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make as though

To behave as if; to pretend or make it appear that. Mark's boyfriend always makes as though he cares deeply about other people's problems, but he's never willing to actually help. Samantha's been making as though she's writing the next great American novel, but it's just some trashy thriller.
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References in classic literature ?
The gentleman has thought better of it, and isn't coming,' said Isaac, making as though he would rise from the table.