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  1. pretense

    • IPA[ˈprēˌtens]

    美式

    • n.
      an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true;a false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions
    • noun: pretence, plural noun: pretences

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true:

      his anger is masked by a pretense that all is well

      they have finally abandoned their secrecy and pretense

    • 2. a false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions:

      he asked me questions without any pretense at politeness

    • 3. the practice of inventing imaginary situations in play:

      before the age of two, children start to engage in pretense

    • 4. affected and ostentatious speech and behavior:

      they have always avoided preciousness and pretense

    • 5. a claim, especially a false or ambitious one:

      he was quick to disclaim any pretense to superiority

    • n. an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true:

    • his anger is masked by a pretence that all is well

      they have finally abandoned their secrecy and pretence

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    • ph. a small shield within a coat of arms, bearing another coat or device to which the bearer has a claim, especially one to which a man's wife is heiress

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    • plural behaviour intended to deceive others:

    • he obtained money by false pretences

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    • plural behavior intended to deceive others:

    • he obtained money by false pretenses

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    • ph. a small shield within a coat of arms, bearing another coat or device to which the bearer has a claim, especially one to which a man's wife is heiress

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  2. 知識+

    • without pretense是甚意思?

      ...least 27 times. Eventually you get up, throw on some clotheswithout the pretence that it's actually an outfit and slink into work, asif you've been there...

    • that 這句子中的用意

      ...few even bother其實是few people even bother,而bother在此,是費心的意思。make any pretense of having more idealistic motives是假裝有任何理想化的動機。 ...

    • 請問弄假成真的英文?

      ... it real. 3. fulfill what was promised in a joke 4.Pretence fway become reality. 5.say in fun what is carried out in earnest 也...