What does the word feign mean?

Usage examples for feign

  1. The girls said, " I ought to feign sickness, to get a little rest." – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  2. Accordingly, he was not obliged to feign in order to re- enter a Church which already included him formally among its catechumens. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  3. So she preferred to feign terror rather than cast in my teeth indisposition or difficulty, coquetry or duty, like a Parisian woman. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac