Definition of 'pretense'
Example sentences containing 'pretense'
GALILEE (2001) 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 (2001)
THE LAST REPORT ON THE MIRACLES AT LITTLE NO HORSE: A NOVEL (2001)
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