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synonyms for false pretense

  • false colors
  • false pretension
  • feign
  • hollow pretense
  • pretension
  • pretext
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But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The rest is done by cutting away two upper and four under-teeth, and substituting false ones at the desired angle.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He was thrashed at school before the Jews and the hubshi, for the heinous crime of bringing home false reports of progress.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
I will not, therefore, say that the proposition that the value of everything equals the cost of production is false.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
But his servant runs after the man, and gets two talents of silver and some garments under false pretences.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
This misfortune gave another opportunity to his detractors, and again the Emperor lent his authority to their false accusations.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
She was not born to make money--especially by dodges and false politeness, out of idle, empty-noddled boarders.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
How could she be at the same time both cruel and tender, both true and false, frank and secretive, spiritual and sensual?
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But there was a point where the heart felt neither one nor other, neither cruel nor tender, false nor true.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
A distinguished wag about town says, the head coverings the ladies wear now-a-days, are barefaced false hoods.
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