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pretense
used in The Fountainhead

4 uses
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Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • The worst thing is to kill a man's pretense at it.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (67% in)
  • His simple ease spared her the necessity of explanation or pretense; his manner included no comment.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (15% in)
  • That was a form of pretense, too—our being too casual.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (7% in)
  • There must be no pretense at things to which you have no right.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (17% in)

There are no more uses of "pretense" in The Fountainhead.

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