toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

pretense
used in The Aeneid

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coin'd, To soothe his sister, and delude her mind.
    Book 1 (46% in)
  • The Morn began, from Ida, to display Her rosy cheeks; and Phosphor led the day: Before the gates the Grecians took their post, And all pretense of late relief was lost.
    Book 2 (**% in)
  • Fix'd on the deed, but doubtful of the means, After long thought, to this advice he leans: Three chiefs he calls, commands them to repair The fleet, and ship their men with silent care; Some plausible pretense he bids them find, To color what in secret he design'd.
    Book 4 (41% in)
  • Let not the Trojans, with a feign'd pretense Of proffer'd peace, delude the Latian prince.
    Book 7 (42% in)

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

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