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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • You and your Ministry of Magic have lured me here under false pretenses, Dumbledore!
  • Abandoning all pretense, Ron pushed his chair backward, as far away from Moody’s desk as possible.
  • By dusk, the still summer air itself seemed to be quivering with anticipation, and as darkness spread like a curtain over the thousands of waiting wizards, the last vestiges of pretence disappeared: the Ministry seemed to have bowed to the inevitable and stopped fighting the signs of blatant magic now breaking out everywhere.

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

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