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pretext
used in Animal Farm

2 uses
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Definition
a false reason presented to hide the real reason for doing something
  • On every kind of pretext she would run away from work and go to the drinking pool, where she would stand foolishly gazing at her own reflection in the water.
    p. 45.3
  • On some suitable pretext Whymper was led through the store-shed and allowed to catch a glimpse of the bins.
    p. 75.5

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