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Feign, 1) to invent, to image; a) trans.: “the poet did f. that Orpheus drew trees,” Merch. V, 80. “all that poets f. of bliss and joy,” H6C I, 2, 31. “I have upon a high and pleasant hill --ed Fortune to be throned,” Tim. I, 1, 64. “thou hast --ed him a worthy fellow,” Tim. I, 1, 64 Tim. I, 1, 64 b) absol.: “as poets f.” Pilgr. 115. “the truest poetry is the most --ing,” As III, 3, 20.
2) to pretend, to counterfeit, to dissemble; a) trans.: “your --ed tears,” Ven. 425. “it is the more like to be --ed,” Tw. I, 5, 208. H6A III, 1, 190. H6C IV, 2, 11. R3 V, 1, 21. Tit. IV, 4, 21. Cymb. III, 2, 76. V, 5, 279. b) intr. “with --ing voice verses of --ing love,” Mids. I, 1, 31. “most friendship is --ing,” As II, 7, 181. III, 3, 22. III, 3, 22 Tw. III, 1, 110. V, 140. H4B IV, 5, 152. H6A V, 3, 142. Rom. II, 5, 16. Hml. III, 2, 67 (Qq fawning).
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