Definition of Pretenders

1. Noun. (plural of pretender) ¹



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Definition of Pretenders

1. pretender [n] - See also: pretender

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pretenders

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pretelling
pretells
pretemporal
pretence
pretenceless
pretences
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pretendant
pretendants
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pretendedly
pretendence
pretendences
pretender
pretenders (current term)
pretendership
pretenderships
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pretenseful
pretenseless
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pretension
pretensioned
pretensioning

Literary usage of Pretenders

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1. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1897)
"THE ADVANCE OF THE pretenders—HISTORICAL REVIEW. WE will now resume the narrative, and endeavour to compress, in a few comprehensive pages, the facts which ..."

2. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"The provinces were consequently soon filled with pretenders to the empire. ... As the news of the taking of Constantinople spread, fresh pretenders to the ..."

3. The Roman Empire: Essays on the Constitutional History from the Accession of by Frederick William Bussell (1910)
"CHAPTER VI CHARACTER AND AIMS OF THE pretenders AND MILITARY REVOLTS IN THE ... of royal descent again reminded pretenders that the chief post was open to ..."

4. Roman history, the early empire, from the assassination of Julius Cæsar to by Capes, William Wolfe, 1834-1914, William Wolfe Capes (1876)
"pretenders started appeared in up from time to time and gathered adherents ... pretenders . CHAPTER VI. GALBA.—AD 68-69. THE accession of Sulpicius Galba ..."

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