1 Thus appealed to, Jeems gave up further pretense of not having overheard the conversation and furrowed his black brow.
2 Every girl with any pretense to accomplishments had sung or played the piano, and the tableaux vivants had been greeted with flattering applause.
3 In the weeks that followed her first party, Scarlett was hard put to keep up her pretense of supreme indifference to public opinion.
4 Sometimes, he was a very comfortable person to live with, for all his unfortunate habit of not permitting anyone in his presence to act a lie, palm off a pretense or indulge in bombast.
5 She made a pretense of busying herself with unpacking.
6 When she spied Mrs. McGanum or Mrs. Dyer ahead she crossed over with an elaborate pretense of looking at a billboard.
7 The snow, stretching without break from streets to devouring prairie beyond, wiped out the town's pretense of being a shelter.
8 Now a good many of the guests have finished, and, since there is no pretense of ceremony, the banquet begins to break up.
9 If d'Artagnan forgets his host, or appears to forget him, under the pretense of not knowing where he has been carried, we will not forget him, and we know where he is.
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10 Then he placed a sentinel at each door, with an order to admit nobody upon any pretense but his VALET DE CHAMBRE, Patrick.
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11 He had retired at one o'clock under the pretense of being indisposed.
12 Buckingham could not under any pretense be admitted into France as an ambassador; he wished to enter it as a conqueror.
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13 I became in an instant as much of a pretense as the rest of the bewitched pilgrims.
14 They were intruders whose knowledge of life was to me an irritating pretense, because I felt so sure they could not possibly know the things I knew.
15 The princess, picking up her dress, was taking her seat in the dark carriage, her husband was adjusting his saber; Prince Hippolyte, under pretense of helping, was in everyone's way.