1 The less pretension there is in your attire, the better will be the effect, as you are a rich man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
2 No," said Darcy, "I have made no such pretension.
3 But I thought Werter himself a more divine being than I had ever beheld or imagined; his character contained no pretension, but it sank deep.
4 He was a short, thick-set man, with coarse, commonplace features, and that swaggering air of pretension which marks a low man who is trying to elbow his way upward in the world.
5 Her drawing-room, in a flat on Chelsea embankment, has three windows looking on the river; and the ceiling is not so lofty as it would be in an older house of the same pretension.
6 Never had that pretension here below which is called the right of kings denied to such a point the right from on high.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
7 All her life she had heard sneers hurled at the Yankees because their pretensions to gentility were based on wealth, not breeding.
8 Pinchbeck ladies themselves, they no more saw through Scarlett's pinchbeck pretensions than she herself did.
9 She laughed at Arobin's pretensions, and deplored Mrs. Highcamp's ignorance.
10 Heyward was not slow to confirm an opinion that was so favorable to his own pretensions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 29
11 He made the greatest pretensions to piety.
12 Another advantage I gained in my new master was, he made no pretensions to, or profession of, religion; and this, in my opinion, was truly a great advantage.
13 In the other corner was a bed of much humbler pretensions, and evidently designed for use.
14 Know then, that I have supported my pretensions to your hand in the way that best suited thy character.
15 And as far as the governing class made any pretensions to govern, they were ridiculous too.