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Definition of "pretences" [pretences]

  • Plural form of pretence. (noun)

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Use "pretences" in a sentence
  • "We must alter our judgments concerning persons and things, dislodge the corrupt imaginations and quit the vain pretences under which an unsanctified heart shelters itself."
  • "It's just what you call pretences and others call good manners that make life bearable for some people. ""
  • "53 Whatever might be the truth of the facts, or the merit of the distinction, 54 these vain pretences were swept away by the last edict of Theodosius, which inflicted a deadly wound on the superstition of the Pagans."