Origin of make-believe
Examples from the Web for make-believe
Donetsk, formerly a make-believe republic, is turning into a little neo-Soviet state.
We were at the CIA recently, and I broached this question because it was front and center in our make-believe intelligence agency.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Was this a conspiracy as charged in the indictment, or just some make-believe as the defense contends?Cannibal Cop’s Dark Fetishes Detailed in Grisly Trial Testimony|Michael Daly|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As head of a state—even such a make-believe state as the Vatican—Joseph Ratzinger has absolute immunity from legal action.Pope Benedict XVI’s Tenure Marred by Human-Rights Failures|Geoffrey Robertson|February 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They play a game called “neighborhood,” in which each boy sets up a make-believe house and Edrees stops by to talk.
You know what the rule is in Make-Believe Toyland—none of the things dare move when human eyes look at them.The Story of a Candy Rabbit|Laura Lee Hope
That will teach him that 'tis no make-believe shooter out here!The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp|Thornton W. Burgess
They can but make-believe, even if they try—and they don't try.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
"For hating that make-believe sweetheart of yours," he answered.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
Make-believe is much made use of in this world, but it won't hold out to the last.Miles Wallingford|James Fenimore Cooper