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pretense
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

2 uses
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Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • She had no compunctions about the lie and getting the doll under false pretenses.
    Chapter 27 (92% in)
  • " Francie, who had abandoned the pretense of study, picked up McGarrity's last two words.
    Chapter 38 (57% in)

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