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pretense
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The Aeneid
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  • Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coin’d, To soothe his sister, and delude her mind.
  • The Morn began, from Ida, to display Her rosy cheeks; and Phosphor led the day: Before the gates the Grecians took their post, And all pretense of late relief was lost.
  • Let not the Trojans, with a feign’d pretense Of proffer’d peace, delude the Latian prince.
  • Fix’d on the deed, but doubtful of the means, After long thought, to this advice he leans: Three chiefs he calls, commands them to repair The fleet, and ship their men with silent care; Some plausible pretense he bids them find, To color what in secret he design’d.

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

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