Netanyahu had no choice but to at least feint in this direction.
Earl pretended to be making violent efforts to hurl Ensal off of himself, but this was merely a feint.
And your sending for your cousin was only a feint to protect me?
Von Hindenburg's attack on the Russian left was a feint to cover a great turning movement on the Russian right.
The party returned to their barrack, laughing heartily at the success of their feint.
Grizel made a feint of unrolling the calico under cover of an upraised arm.
Was it the feint of a bashful girl, or was he himself dreaming?
It was a feint, she thought, histrionics for the gallery, perhaps for her.
“More likely to make a feint somewhere,” I heard the General say to my father.
The feint had been dexterous and the thrust was sudden, straight and unexpected.
1670s, "a false show, a pretended blow," from French feinte "a feint, sham," abstract noun from Old French feint (13c.) "false, deceitful," originally fem. past participle of feindre (see feign).
Borrowed late 13c. as adjective, but now obsolete in that sense. Also as a noun in Middle English with sense "false-heartedness" (early 14c.), also "bodily weakness" (c.1400).
c.1300, feinten, "to deceive, pretend," also "become feeble or exhausted; to lack spirit or courage," from feint (adj.); see feint (n.). Cf. Old French feintir "be slow, delay." Sense of "to make a sham attack" is first attested 1833. Related: Feinted; feinting.