playacting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n playacting the performance of a part or role in a drama
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Usage

In literature:

Even here his so-called honor is little more than a form of playacting, both maudlin and dishonest.
"In Defense of Women" by H. L. Mencken
Which the playacting have likeways brought him to London along with me.
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
At this point her cogitations were interrupted and her playacting spoiled by the unexpected return of mother and Aunt Nettie.
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
What of Liszt, with his cheap playacting, his incurable lasciviousness, his plebeian warts?
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
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In news:

Oregon Ducks hope to make USC one- dimensional , lessen effective playaction passes.
Oregon Ducks hope to make USC one-dimensional, lessen effective playaction passes.
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