Sentence Examples


  • As a rule they make no real pretence of leading a religious life.
  • Without a pretence of negotiation the French government declared on the 16th of November that the Scheldt was thenceforwards open.
  • 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."
  • The following classification is simple and convenient; the list of alkaloids makes no pretence at being exhaustive.
  • The land was during this period threatened at once by the Ftimites from the west; the Nubians from the south, and the Carmathians from the east; when the second Ikshidi died in 965, Kfflr at first made a pretence of appointing his young son Abmad as his successor, but deemed it safer to assume the viceroyalty himself, setting an example which in Mameluke times was often followed.