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  • She had only to stretch her neck or rise on some pretext to see twenty or forty undressed males lounging or playing ball in the sunlight.

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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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