German translation of 'pretence'
- (= make-believe story)
⇒ to make a pretence of doing sth
so tun, als ob man etw tut
⇒ it's all a pretence
das ist alles nur gespielt
- (= feigning, insincerity)
⇒ his pretence of normality
seine vorgespiegelte Normalität
- (= pretext)
⇒ on or under the pretence of doing sth
unter dem Vorwand, etw zu tun
Example Sentences Including 'pretence'
He had eased her into a seat on the board at Murphy's on the pretence that a feminine point of view was needed.Roses are for the Rich
The youngster sat himself in the saddle and made a pretence at riding the machine.When the Apricots Bloom
When everything you've believed in all your life turns out to be a big pretence.TICKLED PINK (2002)
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Translation of pretence from the Collins English to German Dictionary