• Definition for "pretence"
    • Chiefly British Variant of pretense.
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"Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it but the free-thinker alone is truly free."

"If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy."

"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive."

"The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes."

"If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy."

"In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education."

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