The committee abandoned any pretense that it was serious about the reform of our public services.
She traces the many performances in theater and film as well as the popularity through the end of the 20th century, concluding that "The pretense ... is unnecessary-its raison d'être is the pleasure of the dance."
Veiled in the pretense of fashion, some people cover their eye area with sunglasses to disguise the evidence of drug use, an all-nighter or crying.
These predators often make contact with kids through chat rooms and/or e-mail and often under the pretense of being kids themselves.
Poyet - This book includes all the basic information about wine "minus the pretense" and "absent the arrogance".
Poyet: This book includes all the basic information about wine "minus the pretense" and "absent the arrogance".
From the pretense of illness, from his daughter's distress, and by the embarrassed faces of Sonya and Marya Dmitrievna, the count saw clearly that something had gone wrong during his absence, but it was so terrible for him to think that anything disgraceful had happened to his beloved daughter, and he so prized his own cheerful tranquillity, that he avoided inquiries and tried to assure himself that nothing particularly had happened; and he was only dissatisfied that her indisposition delayed their return to the country.
Without any pretense she was now afraid of everything.
The princess, picking up her dress, was taking her seat in the dark carriage, her husband was adjusting his saber; Prince Hippolyte, under pretense of helping, was in everyone's way.
But much as all the rest laughed, talked, and joked, much as they enjoyed their Rhine wine, saute, and ices, and however they avoided looking at the young couple, and heedless and unobservant as they seemed of them, one could feel by the occasional glances they gave that the story about Sergey Kuzmich, the laughter, and the food were all a pretense, and that the whole attention of that company was directed to-- Pierre and Helene.