Definition of pretence
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How to use pretence in a sentence
Although Vanessa comforted herself with the pretence that I had two fathers, in reality—emotional reality, that is—I had none.House of Cads: Growing Up Amid the Weirdness of Bloomsbury|Jessica Ferri|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kelly, however, goes a step further and abandons any pretence of subtlety.R. Kelly’s Craziest Lyrics From ‘Black Panties,’ Analyzed|Chancellor Agard|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At his most devastating, Ellison abandons any pretence of literary realism.American Nightmare: Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ at 60|Nathaniel Rich|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The latest addition to the most-wanted list, Hafeez Saeed, the head of Lashkar-e-Taiba, does not even make any pretence of hiding.Obama’s Deal With Afghanistan Underscores Its Crucial Role in the War on Terror|Bruce Riedel|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We can't disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretence of liberalism.
As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
By-and-by all pretence of formality and order is put aside and the battle really begins.
In 1845, this man, who had been a model husband and who made a great pretence of religion maintained Heloise Brisetout.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
They made some pretence of eating and drinking till the two waiters had for the time being departed.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
There are some people who, if they do not know the name or the face of a man, make this a pretence for laughing at him.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre