PRETENSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRETENSION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  advancing of a claim; assertion; a false or unsupportable quality
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
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 Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
2  No," said Darcy, "I have made no such pretension.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
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.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
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.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT III
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 Hugo
Context  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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
8  Pinchbeck ladies themselves, they no more saw through Scarlett's pinchbeck pretensions than she herself did.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
9  She laughed at Arobin's pretensions, and deplored Mrs. Highcamp's ignorance.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXV
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 Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
11  He made the greatest pretensions to piety.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
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.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
13  In the other corner was a bed of much humbler pretensions, and evidently designed for use.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
14  Know then, that I have supported my pretensions to your hand in the way that best suited thy character.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
15  And as far as the governing class made any pretensions to govern, they were ridiculous too.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  I strongly believe that pretension is the root of all human suffering.
2  Her wide-eyed innocence soon exposes the pretensions of the art world.
3  He has/makes no pretensions to being an expert on the subject.
4  The play mocks the pretensions of the new middle class.
5  The city has unrealistic pretensions to world-class status.
6  The articles lampoon the pretensions of some movie moguls.
7  In this essay, the author examines the theme of pretense in Hamlet , or the contrast between illusion and reality.
8  The house was booked under a pretense for a small group, before being published on Instagram as the venue for a Halloween party.