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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A fictitious reason or motive.

Usage examples (33)
  • One of the main characters in the story used being ill as a pretext to get out of taking the test.
  • Valiavichareska said students never planned to disrupt finals, which she called a pretext for ousting the students.
  • So the Inauguration, cause or pretext is as good a reason as any other to stop.
  • They looked for that pretext from the first moment that they had the first excuse to. for more
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