Thesaurus / pretender
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Was there not some funny story abroad of a Pretender to the Throne of France?

This is the twenty-fourth pretender of the species who has asserted that his father was the august victim of the Temple.

BurlesquesWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

Is there any danger that the pretender shall be brought in upon us?

Certain it is, the pretender could not have chosen a more favourable opportunity for making a descent upon Scotland.

I class him among what are popularly known as humbugs, however, for he is a pretender to more wisdom than he possesses.

He shows his fears—that she is intriguing with another, with the Pretender.

Dramatic TechniqueGeorge Pierce Baker

Yes, sir, a very bad way, though the conceited young rascal is laughing in his sleeve and mentally calling me a pretender.

Jack at SeaGeorge Manville Fenn

He has been such a good son—such a frank fellow; don't let us make a pretender of him.

An Unoficial PatriotHelen Gardener

On the next post day, we went, as commonly the English gentlemen here do, to the Pretender's house for news.

"We shall certainly have the Pretender here in a couple of days," pursued the curate.

The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45William Harrison Ainsworth

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