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Sample sentences for the GRE study word feign

feign can be used as a verb

1.Go bid my woman feign a sickness sa. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2."Hallo" growled Scrooge, in his accustomed voice, as near as he could feign it. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
3.And all that poets feign of bliss and joy. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4."We shall first feign us Christendom to tak. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.But old folks, many feign as they were dead. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.However hard she tried, she could not love this little child, and to feign love was beyond her powers. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7.We all feign to ourselves that we are simpler than we are, we thus relax ourselves away from our fellows. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
8.Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and flood. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
9.Why, I know not, but I was instinctively prompted to feign sleep. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
10.let him speak Or elles he must tell his tale untrue, Or feigne things, or finde wordes new. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
11.In danger the porcupine bristles up, the beetle feigns death, the old guard forms in a square this man burst into laughter. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
12.Mayor, no sooner had Champmathieu arrived than Brevet exclaims 'Eh Why, I know that man He is a fagot Take a good look at me, my good man You are Jean Valjean' 'Jean Valjean who's Jean Valjean' Champmathieu feigns astonishment. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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