Pretence in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Pretence

behavior used to trick or deceive other people

Examples of Pretence in a sentence

John’s pretence of wealth included renting a luxury sedan to convince his friends of his success.  🔊

Although Ann made a pretence of disinterest when her son talked about his father’s girlfriend, she was really curious about the woman.  🔊

The police officer made no pretence of listening to the woman’s claim of innocence as he pushed her into his vehicle.  🔊

When I told my daughter she was grounded, she shrugged her shoulders in a pretence of indifference.  🔊

The con man’s pretence of concern was all it took to win the wealthy widow’s heart.  🔊

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