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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 disclaims.

Daisy, whose singular lack of pretension serves as a

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 concealed under "the manipulation of taste and the official culture's pretense of individualism".

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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