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pretense
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • I dare pawn down my life for him that he hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour, and to no other pretence of danger.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (48% in)
  • Thou but rememberest me of mine own conception: I have perceived a most faint neglect of late; which I have rather blamed as mine own jealous curiosity than as a very pretence and purpose of unkindness: I will look further into't.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (20% in)

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