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Sample sentences for the GRE study word pretext

pretext can be used as a noun

1.A duel was the pretext for my wound. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
2.And my pretext to strike at him admit. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.If a pretext to get him away could be made out of that other convict, or out of anything else in his life, now.. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4."At all events you _will_ come back you will not be induced under any pretext to take up a permanent residence with her. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5.Fogg his eagerness to reach distant countries the pretext of an eccentric and foolhardy bet--all confirmed Fix in his theory. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
6.tyrants, who abused it into a pretext for unlimited usurpation o. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
7.For goodness' sake don't you ever on any pretext set your foot over the threshold at night, for it's as much as your life is worth.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
8."I suppose you could easily find a pretext if you desired to do so. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
9.She was terrified again at this feeling, and clutched at the first pretext for doing something which might divert her thoughts from herself. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
10.To his former pretexts for irony a fresh one was now added--allusions to stepmothers and amiabilities to Mademoiselle Bourienne. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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