As if, or As though
- of the same kind, or in the same condition or manner, that it would be if.
To make as if, ∨ To make as though
- to pretend that; to make show that; to make believe (see under Make, v. t.).
Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled.
Josh. viii. 15.
My lord of London maketh as though he were greatly displeased with me.
- even granting that; allowing that; supposing it true that. "What though the rose have prickles, yet't is plucked." Shak.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
Fear not the Adverb Hell!