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pretense
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The House of Mirth
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  • But he began with a pretence of questioning her about herself, and as she replied, she saw that, for the first time, a faint realization of her plight penetrated the dense surface of his self-absorption.

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

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