Usage examples for pretended

  1. He pretended I ought to feed the camels two or three days after their arrival, which he said was the rule. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. Nigel pretended not to hear. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  3. When the footman came to wake him for the morning train, he pretended to be asleep. – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov