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synonyms for pretensions

  • airs
  • swank
  • vain pretensions
  • vaporing
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How to use pretensions in a sentence

At such a moment neither party would affect to forget the Bruce's royal pretensions.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
And yet at this dilapidated old inn there were a number of guests who made great pretensions at style.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Seymour, exasperated by finding that no party was inclined to support his pretensions, spoke with extravagant violence.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
If he had let persons alone, and had not ridiculed their opinions and pretensions, they would probably have let him alone.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
I say, that unluckily there exists in France a law they call the Salic law, which destroys all our pretensions.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
Their pretensions, in short, had risen so high as to make it evident that they aimed at nothing less than supreme power.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
I make no pretensions to piety, but I endeavour to do my duty to my fellow-men; to hate none, and help all.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
They compel their votaries always to run down those who discredit their pretensions.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
They are the spontaneous enemies of truth because they justly apprehend it will annihilate their pretensions.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Any gentleman having the slightest pretensions to good looks is nearly always obliged to get married a few times.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
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WORDS RELATED TO PRETENSIONS

  • airs
  • pretensions
  • swank
  • vain pretensions
  • vaporing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.