PRETENSION's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of pretension
Definition:
n. advancing of a claim; assertion; a false or unsupportable quality
Example:
I strongly believe that pretension is the root of all human suffering.
Sentence in Classic:
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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 Hugo Context
Except this, he has no pretension to nobility, and calls himself a chance count, although the general opinion at Rome is that the count is a man of very high distinction.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
He said it was impossible to conceal the disagreeable fact, that we were chiefly employed by solicitors; but he gave me to understand that they were an inferior race of men, universally looked down upon by all proctors of any pretensions.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
All her life she had heard sneers hurled at the Yankees because their pretensions to gentility were based on wealth, not breeding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Know then, that I have supported my pretensions to your hand in the way that best suited thy character.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
Moreover, he made no pretensions to botany; he ignored groups and consistency; he made not the slightest effort to decide between Tournefort and the natural method; he took part neither with the buds against the cotyledons, nor with Jussieu against Linnaeus.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
This orthography might have confounded the pretensions put forward in the last century by the Vicomte de Gestas, of a descent from the wicked thief.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context