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pretense
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Oliver Twist
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  • Never, on any pretence, mind!
  • In an instant, the lad entered the room adjoining, and, under pretence of snuffing the candle, moved it in the required position, and, speaking to the girl, caused her to raise her face.
  • When they arrived there, Rose left Oliver in the coach, under pretence of preparing the old gentleman to receive him; and sending up her card by the servant, requested to see Mr. Brownlow on very pressing business.

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

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