Sentence Examples


  • As a rule they make no real pretence of leading a religious life.
  • He is convinced that virtue (where it is more than a mere pretence) is purely artificial; but not quite certain whether it is a useless trammel of appetites and passions that are advantageous to society, or a device creditable to the politicians who introduced it by playing upon the " pride and vanity " of the " silly creature man."
  • Without a pretence of negotiation the French government declared on the 16th of November that the Scheldt was thenceforwards open.
  • The following classification is simple and convenient; the list of alkaloids makes no pretence at being exhaustive.
  • Then Gustavus so curtailed the power of the bishops (ordinances of 1539 and 1540) that they had little of the dignity left but the name, and even that he was disposed to abolish, for after 1543 the prelates appointed by him, without any pretence of previous, election by the cathedral chapters, were called ordinaries, or superintendents.
 

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