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1. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true. There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. (Neh. Vi. 8) The poet Did feign that orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods. (Shak)

2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.

3. To dissemble; to conceal.

Origin: oe. Feinen, f. Feindre (p. Pr. Feignant), fr. L. Fingere; akin to L. Figura figure,and E. Dough. See Dough, and cf. Figure, faint, Effigy, fiction.

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... to region and socio-economic levels. Thus far it seems like you are a well nourished individual but that is all I am gathering. I am not going to feign a vast knowledge regarding the immune system, but it could have been due to exposure to certain viruses as a child or just a matter of luck in ...

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