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Stewart also pleaded guilty to collecting about $261,000 on false pretenses from another small business loan program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, which provides low-interest financing to struggling small businesses during disasters.
Sometimes they would send a target an infected file under the pretense of collaborating on vulnerability research.
It had a lot of joy because there was not a lot of pretense.
The Republican Party has proved that its hatred of liberals is so foundational that it will abandon any pretense of commitment to democracy, if democracy allows for the possibility that liberals might win an election.
We’ve dropped the pretense that this is not a looks-based profession.
A distant family member had accompanied her under false pretense of touring the city of Delhi with her, where she was sold to a “broker”.
After long delays Crane and Keith made pretense of building camps and starting to log.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
No one who makes any pretense of seeing England will miss either of these places.
Come, Peter Snooks, to the dog that was never far out of sight, well at least make a pretense of being useful.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
What oceans of futility one discovered, what mountains of pretense—and with what forests of scholarship grown over them!
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR

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