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pretext
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
a false reason presented to hide the real reason for doing something
  • For goodness' sake don't you ever on any pretext set your foot over the threshold at night, for it's as much as your life is worth.'
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (61% in)

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