The novelty of the thing, and the pretentiousness in which he had swaddled it, had deceived them finely.
I can see none of that pretentiousness that Edith Bryce led us to expect.'
I am no politician, nor given to tricks nor to pretentiousness.
Anecdotes were told of his self-assurance, his vanity, his pretentiousness.
Nevertheless he regarded it as essentially absurd in its ...