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The Mill on the Floss
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  • and it must be admitted there was no pretension about her; her abruptness and unevenness of manner were plainly the result of her secluded and lowly circumstances.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • The country maintains a pretense of a free press.

  • No one was deceived by his pretense of professional activity.
    Wharton, Edith  --  The Age of Innocence

  • Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
    Eric Hoffer

  • He no longer looked at me, no longer made any pretense of telling the truth.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel

  • Under pretense that he`s a king it appears he cannot dress or undress without assistance.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After

  • He abandoned any pretense of even being my friend.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)

  • You and your Ministry of Magic have lured me here under false pretenses, Dumbledore!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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