Sentence Examples


  • The committee abandoned any pretense that it was serious about the reform of our public services.
  • She traces the many performances in theater and film as well as the popularity through the end of the 20th century, concluding that "The pretense ... is unnecessary-its raison d'être is the pleasure of the dance."
  • Veiled in the pretense of fashion, some people cover their eye area with sunglasses to disguise the evidence of drug use, an all-nighter or crying.
  • These predators often make contact with kids through chat rooms and/or e-mail and often under the pretense of being kids themselves.
  • Poyet - This book includes all the basic information about wine "minus the pretense" and "absent the arrogance".