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Synonyms for pretenses

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  1. List of paraphrases for "pretenses":

    pretexts, pretences

How to pronounce pretenses?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
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How to use pretenses in a sentence?

  1. Dawn Laguens:

    It is a profoundly offensive violation of privacy and dignity that anti-abortion extremists entered our laboratory under false pretenses and are now broadcasting video of a part of the process for a safe abortion, publicizing secret video footage of a woman's abortion process is a grossly offensive act that should be rejected by all regardless of political perspective.

  2. Dean Koontz:

    Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.

  4. The FBI:

    Defendants case is not an isolated one, but instead appears to be part of a program conducted by the PLA and specifically, the FMMU or associated institutions to send military scientists to the United States on false pretenses with false covers or false statements about their true employment.

  5. Federal Communications Commission:

    We are making it clear that scamming consumers and — as we saw in this case — tricking them into buying products under false pretenses can not and will not go unchecked, that is why the Federal Communications Commission and state officials are standing together and taking strong action to protect the American public from the scourge of spoofed robocalls.

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