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pretense
used in Macbeth

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Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • Fears and scruples shake us: In the great hand of God I stand; and thence, Against the undivulg'd pretense I fight Of treasonous malice.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Inverness. Court within the Castle (94% in)

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