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pretense
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • You must confine yourself to your room, on pretence of a headache, when your stepfather comes back.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (71% in)

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