But Lucy would hear of no pretext for her remaining away in the evenings; she must always come from aunt Glegg’s before dinner,—"else what shall I have of you?" said Lucy, with a tearful pout that could not be resisted.
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They used the incident as a pretext to invade the country.
She thinks the need for international pollution control is being used as a pretext to create a world government that supersedes national sovereignty with extensive rule making and taxing authority.