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pretext
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The Awakening
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  • She missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining.
  • He lifted his eyebrows with the pretext of a smile as he returned her glance.
  • But a man needed occasional relaxation, he informed Mrs. Pontellier, and every now and again he drummed up a pretext to bring him to the city.
  • She had a daughter who served her as a pretext for cultivating the society of young men of fashion.
  • He was prolific in pretexts.
  • It gave her the promise and pretext to keep the children indefinitely.
  • She might have invented a pretext for staying away; she might even invent a pretext now for going.
  • She might have invented a pretext for staying away; she might even invent a pretext now for going.

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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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