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Neighborhood bowling alleys have a total lack of pretension in the best way.
The garden was in a perfect state of cultivation, but without the least pretension to taste in its arrangement.
The comic poets ridiculed pretension, arrogance, quackery, and lies.
The truth about the Carlist pretension is so little known in England that it may be well to state it.
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The coward is boastful when there is no danger: pretension succeeds in the absence of real merit!
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And I'm actuated by positive benevolence; I've that impudent pretension.
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She built in the air and was not less amiable than she pretended, only that was a pretension too.
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The travelers also arrived at the shores of other peoples, but finding them strong made no display of their strange pretension.
When gratified in this pretension, they immediately dispersed, and left the parliament at liberty.
He replied, in an assured and pleasant voice, "I have hardly the pretension to be called a friend, madam."

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