Pretext in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Pretext

a fake excuse or reason

Examples of Pretext in a sentence

Under pretext of being a police officer, the gang member gained entry into the rival gang leader’s apartment.  🔊

Ann’s former company fired her under the pretext of poor work ethics after she filed sexual harassment charges against her boss.  🔊

Art’s pretext for being late to work involves a sick child he does not have.  🔊

If the attorney wants to win the case and earn Ann a nice settlement, he must prove the pretext for the termination really was false.  🔊

The shy boy thought of a school-related pretext just so he could text his attractive classmate.  🔊

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