German translation of 'pretense'
noun(US) = pretence
Example Sentences Including 'pretense'
"She could no longer keep up a pretense of bonhomie: his tone was irritating her.GALILEE (2001)
They'd not brought him the head simply to humor him, though that might be their pretense.THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
She began her life as a divorcee in that same state of disrepair and gave up any pretense of looking after her child or her house.Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
Trends of 'pretense'
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- (= 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)
Translation of pretense from the Collins English to German Dictionary