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Neighborhood bowling alleys have a total lack of pretension in the best way.
AMERICA’S INDEPENDENT BOWLING ALLEYS MIGHT NOT MAKE IT THROUGH THE PANDEMICEMMA ORLOWJANUARY 15, 2021EATER
The garden was in a perfect state of cultivation, but without the least pretension to taste in its arrangement.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The comic poets ridiculed pretension, arrogance, quackery, and lies.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
The truth about the Carlist pretension is so little known in England that it may be well to state it.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
The coward is boastful when there is no danger: pretension succeeds in the absence of real merit!
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
And I'm actuated by positive benevolence; I've that impudent pretension.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
She built in the air and was not less amiable than she pretended, only that was a pretension too.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
The travelers also arrived at the shores of other peoples, but finding them strong made no display of their strange pretension.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
When gratified in this pretension, they immediately dispersed, and left the parliament at liberty.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.I., PART E.DAVID HUME
He replied, in an assured and pleasant voice, "I have hardly the pretension to be called a friend, madam."
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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