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His great divide stemmed from his love of science and hatred of literary pretension.
WHO SAID SCIENCE AND ART WERE TWO CULTURES? - ISSUE 108: CHANGEKEVIN BERGERNOVEMBER 17, 2021NAUTILUS
Mia Hansen-Løve, always a perceptive director and often a terrific one, takes that risk with Bergman Island—and in the end, after nearly running aground on the rocky shoals of pretension, it pays off.
BERGMAN ISLAND IS THE RARE MOVIE ABOUT WRITERS TRYING TO WRITE THAT REALLY WORKSSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKOCTOBER 15, 2021TIME
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
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WORDS RELATED TO PRETENSION

  • act
  • affectation
  • air
  • attitude
  • bearing
  • carriage
  • facade
  • fake
  • false show
  • front
  • guise
  • mannerism
  • masquerade
  • mien
  • positure
  • posture
  • posturing
  • pretense
  • pretension
  • role
  • stance
  • stand
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