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  • He roused the lagging bay with another twitch; then, as if the mere sight of the house had let me too deeply into his confidence for any farther pretence of reserve, he went on slowly: "I’ve always set down the worst of mother’s trouble to that.

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

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