English words and Examples of Usage
use "pretension" in a sentence
That he has nevertheless been the favourite only of the few is owing partly to the highly intellectual quality of his work, but mainly to his lack of ordinary qualifications of the novelist, all pretension to which he entirely disclaim
Daisy, whose singular lack of pretension serves as a die
There they threw off their pretense
of being Christians and worshiped in true Jewish fashion.
The hair was said to demonstrate Todd's lack of pretense
and to convey an "I don't care" attitude, and compliment the character's "overhanging brow".
Serena visited machine leader Omnius on Corrin as an emissary of the Jihad under the pretense
of negotiating peace; secretly she planned to provoke Omnius into killing her, thereby making her a martyr and reenergizing the Jihad.
By 1952, Daisy lost its exclusive license
to the Buck Rogers name and even dropped any pretense
of making a toy raygun.
The Hoffmans and Joyce's mother (as well as Hamilton and Nash) all had the pretense
of being good Christians.
Stacy catches a ride with Brad to a nearby bowling alley under the pretense
that she is meeting some friends there.
He wrote that "the same thing is offered to everybody by the standardised production of consumption goods" but this is conceale
d under "the manipulation of taste and the official culture's pretense
The man maintains the pretense
, and the boy holds on to the real faith, that there is a core of ethics left somewhere in humanity.
And that to find ‘the truth that shall set you free? you must strip yourself of all pretense
, all ‘acting? and become again, a little child.
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