make a pretense of

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Definition of make a pretense of

: to act or appear in a way that looks real but is false : to pretend She couldn't even make a pretense of liking him.

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“Make a pretense of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20pretense%20of. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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