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Word: pretension

Definition: pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.


Sentences Containing 'pretension'

``No,''said Darcy,``I have made no such pretension.
Except this, he has no pretension to nobility, and calls himself a chance count, although the general opinion at Rome is that the count is a man of very high distinction.''
The less pretension there is in your attire, the better will be the effect, as you are a rich man.
We shall proceed to examine this pretension; and first with regard to the influence of volition over the organs of the body.

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