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Word: pretension

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


Sentences Containing 'pretension'

Deeming it, along with its predecessor, as a classic, he claimed that it was as "fine" as the music of major groups such as Genesis, Yes, or King Crimson, and concluded by saying "Always intelligent, but without pretension, this is progressive rock in its most literal definition".
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.''
Overall critical reception has been mixed, with Allmusic saying, in a positive review, that "Some Kind of Trouble is a step in the right direction for Blunt, a move toward love songs free of pretension" whilst BBC Music felt "When all's said, Some Kind of Trouble is not a terrible record by any means, but there's little sense that Blunt has advanced, and equally little sense that it'll make any difference to his bottom line.
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.
``No,''said Darcy,``I have made no such pretension.

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