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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of giving a false appearance; An artful or simulated semblance; A false or unsupportable quality; Imaginative intellectual play;

Usage examples (30)
  • The pretence is to negotiate; the purpose is to separate.
  • Image/pretence is everything. on April 24, 2008 at 9: 34 am | Reply Dan
  • The former was, in pretence, the latter was, in truth, at the bottom of this tradition.
  • Naturally, that is, sincerely, and not in pretence only: with a willing heart and upright view, so agreeably to the make of his mind. for more
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