Definition of Pretends

1. Verb. (third-person singular of pretend) ¹



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Definition of Pretends

1. pretend [v] - See also: pretend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pretends

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Literary usage of Pretends

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1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1839)
"SECTION V. That the Church of Rome pretends to a Power of introducing into the Confessions of the Church., new Articles of Faith ; and endeavours to alter ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"He pretends to no discoveries, has taken no brief for or against the character it is his duty to reproduce, has set up no full-length portrait on the ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... in a masculin Line, in the Throne of that Kingdom, which Charles I. pretends to be Master. Pythagoras the First was not mistaken in his Roman Catholic. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
""If, with intent to steal, one borrows or hires a horse or carriage, as he pretends, to ride, or obtains the loan of any other chattel, ยป * * his offense, ..."

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