toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

pretense
used in Treasure Island

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • Get the captain and squire down to the cabin, and then make some pretence to send for me.
    Chapter 12 — Council of War (46% in)
pretence = a false appearance or action to help one pretend

(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use pretense.)
There are no more uses of "pretense" in Treasure Island.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®