Definitions

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  • v. To frame; to devise; to disguise or excuse.
  • v. To pretend; to declare falsely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To frame; to devise; to disguise or excuse; hence, to pretend; to declare falsely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To frame; devise.
  • To cloak; conceal.
  • To pretend; allege.

Etymologies

Latin praetexere. See pretext. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lesson is not to make policies and laws on the hoof on the pretex of accomodating minorities beliefs when these belief are clearly at odds with beliefs of other communities.

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  • He said he was given R15000 to pose as a Mandrax tablets buyer, and visited the home of his would-be victims under this pretex.

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  • Healthcare, used Flight 253 to push through his TSA scanner stimulus aganda, using the chaos on the border to push immigration reform, and finally the greatest scumbag offense oif all time ....... using the Gulf Oil Spill as a pretex to reinforce the need for a scandalous Wall

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  • Punjab police arrests three for duping woman on pretex of sending abroad Makkar accumulated Rs. 2.5 crores in the name of religion from Mumbai: Rana Gurjeet Punjab govt has arranged funds for pay commission liability, says Badal Pay commission report will be implemented when EC gives its approval: Chandumajra ECI announces to hold Nurmahal assembly by-election in Punjab on May 28

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  • Just 3 years ago Bashir's brother was among a group traditional elders coersed into going abroad by Meles under the pretex of talking to the

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  • If anti terrror laws are being misused then people misusing this law should be brought to justice but by not bringing these laws in Indio on the pretex that they are being misused the Govt will continue to bleed our country for appeasement of minorities and for their vote banks.

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  • Obama used the economy as a reason to stimulate our money into thin air, used H1N1 to push through the need for Healthcare, used Flight 253 to push through his TSA scanner stimulus aganda, using the chaos on the border to push immigration reform, and finally the greatest scumbag offense oif all time ....... using the Gulf Oil Spill as a pretex to reinforce the need for a scandalous Wall Street Trader style energy reform scam where a carbon credit trades at over

    WN.com - Articles related to Obama risks party showdown on South Korea deal

  • Obama used the economy as a reason to stimulate our money into thin air, used H1N1 to push through the need for Healthcare, used Flight 253 to push through his TSA scanner stimulus aganda, using the chaos on the border to push immigration reform, and finally the greatest scumbag offense oif all time ....... using the Gulf Oil Spill as a pretex to reinforce the need for a scandalous Wall Street Trader style energy reform scam where a carbon credit trades at over $1000 a share on an open market.

    WN.com - Articles related to Obama risks party showdown on South Korea deal

  • a gathering of warriors in a neighboring bay, under pretex of fishing for sturgeon; and fleets of canoes were expected to join them from the north and South.

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  • My) 29.4 (dear mother\222s health was the too-well g) 9.4 (r) 2.4 (ounded pretex) -10.6 (t held out for the retirement in which)] TJ

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