Noun(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
(1) The suggestion that people are arbitrarily reliving the past and exploiting it under the pretense of creating art strikes her as an affront.(2) In so doing, all nine justices recognized that a dead person retains an interest in a good reputation - shattering the common pretense that this was not true.(3) In using the term ├ö├ç├┐horrifying├ö├ç├û, I am not including am-dram productions of The King and I, which never had any serious pretense to quality.(4) The real scandal is that a newspaper that once had some pretense to quality now prints ignorant drivel like this.(5) One of the nice things about this world is that, when the screwers talk to the screwed, they've abandoned the current pretense of pretending it's for the screwed's own good.(6) This gap refers to the lack of opportunities to engage in pretense and exploration with language that occurs through free play in the classroom.(7) It appears that the communicative competence is better displayed when children engage in pretense situations.(8) The peace-seeking pretense was dripping with charade in the months before the invasion.(9) And a waiting moment was enough - she and I yet again flinging every possible limit aside, deciding on all manner of pretense and affectation.(10) Besides, he has no tolerance for the pomp, pageantry and pretense of the whole show.(11) Ten years passing only heightens his status as a true street poet, devoid of current bling-bling pretense and full of scathing wit and sharp charm.(12) The former live their lives within a rigid moralism and behavioral codes and have a supercilious social pretense .(13) before the age of two, children start to engage in pretense(14) But true appreciation of wine derives from the realization that it is meant to be shared with those around us, without pretense or affectation, in proper measure, and as an enhancement to our lives.(15) he asked me questions without any pretense at politeness(16) he was quick to disclaim any pretense to superiority
(1) false pretense :: valse voorwendsels
1. make-believe ::
3. claim ::
6. guise ::
7. pretension ::
1. humility ::
2. modesty ::
Different Formspretense, pretenses
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