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Sentence count:47+2 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-02-23Updated:2020-07-24
Similar words: pretendpretencepretendingpretentiouspretentiousnesstenseintensepretextMeaning: n. 1. the act of giving a false appearance 2. pretending with intention to deceive 3. imaginative intellectual play 4. a false or unsupportable quality 5. an artful or simulated semblance. 
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1. You can't keep up the pretense any longer.
2. Tollitt made no pretense of being surprised.
3. Let's cut out the pretense.
4. Abandoning any pretense at politeness, they ran for the door.
5. The whistle cuts through all fantasy and pretense.
6. Pretense cannot sustain blind power. Dejan Stojanovic 
7. The hypocrisy is the pretense that the players are scholars whose colleges are competing for the glory of it all.
8. Seeing through the pretense,[] my little boy let go of my coat and walked on silently with downcast eyes.
9. She was an adventuress, unabashedly ambitious, totally without pretense, searching for fame.
10. Arguments were subsumed under the pretense that they had not been heard.
11. Under the pretense of authenticity and accuracy, news docudramas take unacceptable license with the truth.
12. But it will strip away a little pretense and artifice, and maybe even put back a little passion.
13. Sometimes the best offense is a ghoulish pretense.
14. Absence of pretense artificiality, full creative intent unforced.
15. False pretence or us false pretense.
16. The house was decorated without any pretense of showiness.
17. Pretense invariably impresses only the pretender.
18. Restatement: pretense and adversity are inversely proportional; adversity reveals the true nature of all things.
19. The result is a passionate, deeply informed account that makes no pretense of being a balanced work of history.
20. Self respect is something that can't be killed. The worst thing is to kill a man's pretense at it. Ayn Rand 
21. Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character. James Russell Lowell 
22. Now and then, the real priorities and the concealed agenda do break through the pretense of compassion.
23. Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance. George Bernard Shaw 
24. John then-and this is the important point-was able to deliver on his early pretense and Big Promise potential.
25. Eventually he would turn away, either because he accepted my pretense or because he was not sure it was one.
26. She knew a couple of friends elsewhere who lived together under the pretense of sharing an apartment or duplex.
27. The satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense.
28. What the Internet hucksters won't tell you is that the World Wide Web is an ocean of unedited data, without any pretense of completeness .
29. Aristotle had made no secret of his contempt for Alexander's pretense of divinity, and the king had executed Aristotle's grandnephew Callisthenes as a traitor.
30. But let's for a moment abandon our Harvard savoir faire, our imperturbability, our pretense of invulnerability, and try to find the beginnings of some answers to your question.
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