They have real glasses and real wine of three kinds, namely, blackthorn wine, berberris wine, and cowslip wine, and the Queen pours out, but the bottles are so heavy that she just pretends to
He pretends to
be able to shoot and succeeds only in hitting one of his friends.
(David pretends to
pour from the blender into the cup he is holding and drinks from it.)
Pop stars pretend to be singers; Ricky Gervais pretends to be funny, but he doesn't make me laugh.
But it's a bit scary when one pretends to be a pilot.
DENISE Van Outen pretends to
be Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson on the beach, she has revealed.
Volcker's 219-page report pretends to
present the results of a no-holds-barred investigation of the multi-billion dollar UN scandal.
CHAMPAGNE: Brambles on TV; BOOZE SNOOZE: Jackie pretends to
sleep it off on GMTV yesterday morning but the prank backfired; GOLDEN GIRL: Jackie clutches her champers; GIGGLY GIRL: The presenter acts all sozzled; NIGGLY GIRL: She tries to hang on to her bottle; HALF-BAKED GIRL: Jackie's cake for the anniversary
While his grandfather, Robert Burdick, washes his pickup truck at McKenzie Fire and Rescue's Holeman Station, 7-year-old Daniel Burdick pretends to
take one of the fire district's pumper trucks for a spin as it sits in the bay of the station at Nimrod.
He pretends to believe me, which is one of the nice things about Dad.
Sister JoBeth plays her stupid guitar, and I have to go because my sister bangs the tambourine and pretends to sing.
Like the old Soviet economy, the new Russian one pretends to
be larger and stronger than it is.
Like Samuel Richardson, Chamoiseau evokes a divided community of talkers, in which some are incomprehensible to others, or one group pretends not to understand another (or pretends to
In their totality, these conditions call to mind the facetious Cold War aphorism that under communism the workers pretend to work and the state pretends to
I use the word irony here in its classical sense of disguise and inversion, by which the narrator pretends to
a point of view on the material under discussion different from the one he actually holds and by which he counts on the reader to make the correction and arrive at the correct understanding of his real meaning.