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In the centre was a log-house, larger and more pretentious than many log-houses which he had seen in the South.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The little inn was cleanlier and better kept than many of the more pretentious ones.
With costers and bargemen one can always get on familiarly: it is the pretentious, vulgar men and females who are horrible.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
An affected and pretentious woman is all deportment and words; a sensible woman shows her sense by her behaviour.
Thus an imitation of sagacity becomes pretentious affectation.
The house in which at that time they lived was a somewhat pretentious mansion on the water side of Crana Street.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
If he be a little less than perfectly sincere he runs risk of being pretentious, fatuous even.
He sought to expose ignorance, when it was pretentious; he made all the quacks and shams appear ridiculous.
It never reaches a point of raving, is never loudly pretentious, or ferocious in tone.
The more pretentious houses had concrete floors, made as has been described.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON

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