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pretense
used in Sycamore Row

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Definition
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
  • His resume was impeccable, as were his manners, and he spoke with a deep backcountry drawl that carried no pretensions.
    p. 587.0
  • The Buckleys lived far below their pretensions.
    p. 167.9
  • And, Now, Ancil, isn't it true that you're wanted by the authorities in at least four states for such things as obtaining goods under false pretenses, grand larceny, and nonpayment of child support?'
    p. 621.5

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