The whole transaction was eminently profitable, but Henry had certainly got his money out of his own subjects by false pretences.
He simply could not believe that his son could have asked him for the money on false pretences.
Cheats who go from door to door, begging on false pretences.
You have known why ever since you had the meanness to enter Wildtree on false pretences.
Rallywood had gained his position among them by false pretences to serve his own ends—gained it to betray them.
You know, I came out to this bally country on false pretences, as it were.
Then, if you do get 'The Towers' now, it will be on false pretences.
"I take it on false pretences," said I with a laugh, as I shook it.
He could not accuse her of passing herself off upon him with false pretences.
To the self-constituted Apostle, false pretences were familiar.