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Sample sentences for the GRE study word pretension

pretension can be used as a noun

1.E., and her _caro_ _sposo_, and her resources, and all her airs of pert pretension and underbred finery. - from Emma by Jane Austen
2.I speak generally, and not with any pretension to exactness. - from The Republic by Plato
3.The less pretension there is in your attire, the better will be the effect, as you are a rich man. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.Never had that pretension here below which is called the right of kings denied to such a point the right from on high. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Except this, he has no pretension to nobility, and calls himself a chance count, although the general opinion at Rome is that the count is a man of very high distinction.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6."I myself have some pretensions to playing a good game. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
7.Quizzem's pretensions to the discovery, in so serious a tone. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
8.You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
9.He made pretensions to literature and to materialism. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
10."I do assure you, sir, that I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
11.Should he oppose any of their pretensions or usurpations, the danger is equally great. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
12.You will not, I hope, consider me as showing any disrespect to your family, my dear madam, by thus withdrawing my pretensions to your daughter's favour, without having paid yourself and Mr. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
13.They are destined for each other by the voice of every member of their respective houses and what is to divide them The upstart pretensions of a young woman without family, connections, or fortune. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
14.This orthography might have confounded the pretensions put forward in the last century by the Vicomte de Gestas, of a descent from the wicked thief. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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