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Some articles on pretended:

Chung Ling Soo - Biography - Feud and Death
... In some variations he pretended to be hit and spit the bullet onto the plate ... Chung pretended to catch the bullets in his hand before they hit him ... Sometimes he pretended to catch them in his mouth ...
Luciano Pavarotti - Career - 2000s
... "The orchestra pretended to play for the audience, I pretended to conduct and Luciano pretended to sing ...
Notable Impostors - Fraudsters
... Cassie Chadwick, who pretended to be Andrew Carnegie's daughter ... David Hampton, who pretended to be the son of Sidney Poitier ... Christopher Rocancourt, who pretended to be a member of the Rockefeller family ...
The Mountebanks - Synopsis - Act II
... label had foretold, everyone is now what they had pretended to be ... Pietro, because he had pretended the wine was poisonous, is now dying slowly ... The Tamorras, who had pretended to be monks, have renounced their life of crime, and they no longer find the village girls attractive ...
Lip-synching In Music - Notable Occurrences - Luciano Pavarotti At The 2006 Winter Olympics
... "The orchestra pretended to play for the audience, I pretended to conduct and Luciano pretended to sing ...

Famous quotes containing the word pretended:

    A happy people I call them still, whose peace and genuine morals have not been contaminated with European vices; and whose errors are only the errors of ignorance, and not the rooted depravity of a pretended civilization, and a spurious and mock Christianity.
    —J.G. (John Gabriel)

    I entered into their ceremonies. I pretended I was possessed by their gods.... The drums, the chanting, the lights. I heard a voice speaking in the sudden silence. My voice. I was speaking to the houngan. I was possessed.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902–1988)

    Good heavens! what a foolish thing is this pretended perfectibility of the human race which is continually being dinned into our ears!
    Théophile Gautier (1811–1872)