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pretense
used in The Chocolate War

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Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • And yet he felt guilty, knowing that he was accepting the kid's admiration under false pretenses, that he wasn't cool at all, not at all.
    Chapter 19 (30% in)
pretenses = appearances or actions to help one pretend
  • Every morning he dreaded the roll call, the necessity of facing Brother Leon, saying No and watching Leon's reaction—how the teacher tried to pass off Jerry's rebellion as if it didn't matter, putting on a pathetic pretense of indifference but a pretense that was so transparent, so phony.
    Chapter 18 (48% in)
  • Every morning he dreaded the roll call, the necessity of facing Brother Leon, saying No and watching Leon's reaction—how the teacher tried to pass off Jerry's rebellion as if it didn't matter, putting on a pathetic pretense of indifference but a pretense that was so transparent, so phony.
    Chapter 18 (48% in)

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