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- Jimmy made a pretence of thinking.p. 210.7
- Or, under pretence of doing their homework, which sometimes they really would do, they would shut themselves up in Crake's room, where they would play computer chess or Three-Dimensionals, or Kwiktime Osama, tossing to see who got Infidels.p. 77.1
There are no more uses of "pretense" in Oryx and Crake.
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