Pretense in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Pretense

a claim that is not real

Examples of Pretense in a sentence

Under the pretense of being helpful, the sneaky insurance salesman sold the woman a policy that provided her with few benefits.  🔊

Heather knows if she does not keep up a pretense of wealth she will be excluded from the social gatherings of her rich friends.  🔊

Since Hank has written only one novel, he makes no pretense of being a great writer.  🔊

The small hotel is without pretense and does not claim to be as grand as a luxury hotel.  🔊

Although Marvin claimed he was happy to meet me, his cold eyes told me his greeting was simply a pretense.  🔊

In a house filled with females, my husband makes no pretense of being in charge.  🔊

Using the pretense of building a new church, the fake minister tricked the religious community out of their life savings.  🔊

The loser of the boxing match made no pretense of hiding his anger towards the judges.  🔊

Because Frank stutters, he makes no pretense of being a wonderful speaker.  🔊

Under the pretense of being a study buddy, Jason offered to tutor his secret crush.  🔊

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