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  • n. Plural form of pretension.

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Examples

  • Even the true villain of the piece, a perverse megalomaniac with artistic pretensions, is believable.

    Book Report: Winter Tides by James P. Blaylock

  • The press, in particular, disliked such audacious pretensions from the middling ranks and contemptuously read her playful dressing as indelicate availability, whereas all of

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

  • He shows more particularly what sins the Jews were guilty of, notwithstanding their profession and vain pretensions (ver. 17 to the end).

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • But Pharaoh's reason for his pretensions is yet more absurd: My river is my own, for I have made it for myself.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Arsenal's title pretensions shot down by Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole Is the luck starting to turn for Liverpool after derby win over Everton?

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  • Arsenal's title pretensions shot down by Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole

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  • Pavlyuchenko was signed by former Spurs boss Arsenal's title pretensions shot down by Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole Theo Walcott could take Robin van Persie's place in the Arsenal front line Didier Drogba and Sergio Aguero: a sign of things to come at Chelsea?

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  • I also don't think the intellectual strains in the book are "pretensions" - although i think that criticism can fairly be leveled against both.

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  • Arsenal's title pretensions shot down by Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole Transfer Talk: Manchester United want £11m Simon Kjaer to replace Nemanja Vidic

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  • Arsenal's title pretensions shot down by Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole Transfer Talk: Liverpool rocked by £50m bid for Fernando Torres by Manchester City Transfer Talk: Manchester United want £11m Simon Kjaer to replace Nemanja Vidic

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