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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pretext.

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Examples

  • The records of journalists were similarly hacked (or, "pretexted," as the telecom lexicon goes).

    A Playbook for the HP Hearings

  • More protests behind the scenes by Perkins led to the discovery that an investigator contracted by the initial outside firm that Dunn hired had "pretexted" phone companies to obtain call records on the personal cell and home phones of other directors, according to a filing this week by HP with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Over And Dunn HP Better Off Without Dunn

  • The leaders of the Ennahda Movement pretexted that the veiled women had exploited the incident to say: look, they are the extremists and we are the moderates.

    Raghida Dergham: The West's Imprudent Investment in Islamist Movements

  • The records of journalists were similarly hacked (or, “pretexted,” as the telecom lexicon goes).

    A Playbook for the HP Hearings

  • Then on Thursday the office contacted her again to say that AT&T; had confirmed that her records had been pretexted and that the party who obtained her records fraudulently provided AT&T; with the last four digits of her husband's Social Security number.

    HP Dragnet Grabbed 9 Reporters

  • Following the resignation of director Thomas Perkins, Sonsini acknowledged to Perkins that his personal phone records had been pretexted, arguing that HP's investigators had acted legally in acquiring them.

    Hurd, Dunn, Clear Their Throats

  • He does not believe that the average person can understand the issue, therefore he is justified in using scare tactics, however thinly pretexted.

    Day Four – Al Gore « Climate Audit

  • Hewlett-Packard's ousted chairwoman Patricia Dunn says she, too, was pretexted.

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2006

  • I would like you to know that I was a full subject of this investigation, and I, too, was pretexted.

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2006

  • I would like you to know that I was a full subject of this investigation and I, too, was pretexted.

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2006

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