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"Can I say something obnoxious and inflammatory under the pretense of playing devil's advocate for a moment?"
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"I've pretended to be interested in that breed many times."
Tags:dog, dogs, dog owner, dog owners, canine, canines, pet, pets, walk, walks, dog walk, dog walks, dog walkers, walking, pretend, pretends, pretending, pretence, breed, breeds, dog breed, mongrel, mongrels, uninterested, dislike, dislikes, hate, hates, ugly, compliment, compliments, truth, truthful, uninterested, unconcerned, don't care, impartial, indolent
"Mommy and Daddy and their friends are pretending they don't have horrible lives now."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, kid, kids, child, childhood, toddler, toddlers, infant, infants, up late, bedtime, bedtimes, past bedtime, pretend, pretending, show-off, show off, showing-off, showing off, couple, couples, marriages, difficult relationship, diffiult relationships, relationships, pretence, guest, guests, house guest, house guests, middle class, middle class life, soccer mom, soccer moms, suburbia, suburban life, divorce, divorcing, divorced
'Nederly doesn't even pretend to work here anymore.'
"Perhaps sir should try our wolf department."
"The Government wants GPs to have more control over their work and this is how we want you to use it!"
"Please stand and join us in half-assing your way through our national anthem."
Tags:baseball, base ball, national, national anthem, anthem, us, usa, audience, audiences, the game, the big game, live sport, sport, sports, tv sport, effort, efforts, low effort, sing, singing, forgetting the words, lyrics, pretend, pretending, pretence, pretense, pretenses, star spangled banner, star-spangled banner, american pride, national pride, national identity, cultural identity, commit, non committal, non-committal
Politicians are 100% behind doctors
"Those are the books I never had a chance to finish, and those are the books I never had a chance to start."
"You folks drunk enough yet?"
Tags:drink, drunk, drunks, drinking, drunken, bar, bars, bartender, bartenders, bar-tender, cocktail, cocktails, cocktail party, party, parties, alcohol, alcoholism, binge drinking, binge, binge-drinking, alcoholic, alcoholics, date, dates, dating, pretence, pretences, barman, bar man, service industry, service, bad service, customer, customer service, bad customer service
'I give the same advice to all new teachers. Pretend you know what you are doing.'
And this is Jim, one of our old hands - he's been here well before lunch!
"Barking at the mailman doesn't make you a media watchdog."
Tags:poser, posers, phony, phonies, discontent, discontents, dog, dogs, pet, pets, domestic, domestic pet, animal, animals, talking animal, post, postal, postal service, postman, postmen, post man, post office, media, media watchdog, watchdog, watch dog, pun, puns, guard, guard dog, pretense, pretenses, pretence, protest, protests, protesting, bark, barks, barking, pretend, all talk, fake news, fake, ombudsman, media watchdog, anthro, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, modern media, corrupt media, politics, political
'How do you explain losing someone, Miss Marsh? It was a virtual field trip.'
'You can stop saying 'uh-huh'! I stopped talking to you an hour ago!'
'Is it my imagination, or was there once a time when we at least pretended to give a rat's patootie?'
"I would like all of you to think of me as one of the guys."
"I start with the main work, then knock off 20 or so preliminary sketches."
"I decided to cut out the pretense and get to the point!"
Tags:artist, artists, artistry, painting, paintings, modern art, modern artist, modern artists, contemporary art, contemporary artist, contemporary artists, expensive, costly, expensive painting, expensive paintings, pricy, art showing, art showings, art gallery, art galleries, art gallery opening, art gallery openings, gallery opening, gallery openings, pretense, pretence, pretentious, pretentiousness, honesty, art business, art world
"PVC free? Sure they are...honest!"
"Welcome! As a socially responsible company we love to hire women!"
Tags:women, womens' rights, employers, employees, social issues, economy, business, work, equality, income, money, employment law, feminism, irony, ironic, pretence, going through the motions, wage gap, pay gap, unequal, unfair, hire, hr, human resources, ceo, boss, employ, employee, employees, bosses, workplace diversity, diversity, equal, equal opportunity, discrimination, sexist, recruit, recruiting, rights, cleaner, cleaning lady, clean, domestic cleaner
"You pretend you're Mummy pretending she's got a headache and I'll pretend I'm Daddy pretending he's being sympathetic."
Tags:pretend, pretending, play, playing, role, roleplay, role-play, child, roleplaying, role-playing, adults, copy, copying, learning, example, mummy, daddy, headache, headaches, excuse, excuses, sympathy, empathy, male, pretence, family, dynamic, dynamics, relationship, relationships, learning, cultural, norm, norms, normative, behaviour, behaviours, psychology, behavioural, theory, science
"All those in favour say 'aye'."
"Yes, you are speaking to Grandma."