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pretense
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Jane Eyre
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  • To the Public, for the indulgent ear it has inclined to a plain tale with few pretensions.
  • And so, under pretence of softening the previous outrage, of stroking and soothing me into placidity, you stick a sly penknife under my ear!
  • Wake Sophie when you go upstairs, under pretence of requesting her to rouse you in good time to-morrow; for you must be dressed and have finished breakfast before eight.
  • CHAPTER XXXVII The manor-house of Ferndean was a building of considerable antiquity, moderate size, and no architectural pretensions, deep buried in a wood.

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  • The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
  • Nobody is fooled by her pretense.

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