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The Age of Innocence
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pretext
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The Age of Innocence
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  • He was at Mr. Letterblair’s punctually at seven, glad of the pretext for excusing himself soon after dinner.

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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.

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