Translation of pretence in Spanish:

pretence

noun

British

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    • Hyper-tokenism embraces the widely accepted notion that we are all pretending, and further insinuates that pretenses can be more or less complete, more or less willed.
    • Finding the enclosures is made more difficult by the sixty odd additions made since the opening, none of which makes any pretence to architectural merit.
    • However, in those circumstances, the whole scheme would be a sham and a pretence.
    • The real scandal is that a newspaper that once had some pretense to quality now prints ignorant drivel like this.
    • In lucid prose, he shreds pretenses and pretexts and demands consistent, bright lines.
    • She claimed that Proctors had cancelled lectures on the pretence of security fears in a deliberate attempt to divide student opinion.
    • One of the nice things about this world is that, when the screwers talk to the screwed, they've abandoned the current pretense of pretending it's for the screwed's own good.
    • Thus he dismissed as insubstantial any pretence to an absolute form of knowledge, which seeks to soar above the resistant medium of experience.
    • The man promises to tell his son of her visit and, keeping up the pretence, goes to a masked ball under the guise of his ‘son’.
    • It allows the creative subject to be transformed in and by versions of reality as a result of giving up the pretence to creative autonomy.
    • At the same time, she would inscribe a self that is so multiple and mutable as to subvert, by its very nature, any pretence to stability - much less the transcendence of a single identity.
    • Secondly during the course of the negotiations he put forward the pretence about the attempts to obtain finance.
    • The suggestion that people are arbitrarily reliving the past and exploiting it under the pretense of creating art strikes her as an affront.
    • One seductive resolution to this conundrum is to abandon all pretence to scientific neutrality.
    • In this regard, the menace of bio-terrorism can be seen as usefully clarifying, since it eliminates all pretence to political legitimacy and announces itself starkly as a planetary scourge.
    • I'm looking to be entertained: boredom, tedium is the worst literary or filmic sin, and cannot be excused by a pretence to some spurious intellectual superiority.
    • All the players involved in this charade understand they are acting on the flimsiest of pretenses; it's just that relying on polls is so much easier than actually reporting or leading.
    • He scares me and I release my gaze and move over to the mirror with the pretence of adjusting my appearance.
    • In using the term ‘horrifying’, I am not including am-dram productions of The King and I, which never had any serious pretense to quality.
    • In so doing, all nine justices recognized that a dead person retains an interest in a good reputation - shattering the common pretense that this was not true.
    • The peace-seeking pretense was dripping with charade in the months before the invasion.
    • As in the previous volume, any pretence to scholarship goes out the window when no specific source is given for the great majority of quotations or the books from which analysis is drawn.
    • This is music to play when you're at the cottage, when all your defenses and pretenses are left back in the city.
    • He had circled around to come to the village by the south, on the pretence of making it appear that he was headed for Kaye.
    • Describing the film as a reflection of life in present India, the film-maker points out that the roles the characters play within the film become their masks and pretence to higher moral ground.
    • Were I lying, then I would simply bestow upon you some vague time in the future, so as to draw things out for pretenses and falsehoods.
    • After all its just a thrown together bunch of experiences with the narrowest of pretenses holding it all together.
    • At least in recent years the Federal Government has abandoned the pretence of supporting the UN target while making no genuine attempt to achieve it.
    • This utterly engaging and thoroughly likeable book masquerades under the pretence of being a search for ‘the perfect meal’.
    • Or else a fall from the pretence, or realization of the true circumstances, may be a greater jarring of the spirits than the status quo.