- n.借口，托辞; 假象，掩饰
- 复数: pretexts;
Cattle as a result of favoritism and bribery Gao, under the pretext of no evidence, inadmissible.
牛成因受贿赂偏袒高家, 借口没有实证, 不予受理.
The British and French forces now had a pretext to invade.
There is no sense in fastening on that pretext of yours.
The boy refuses to go to school on [ under ] the pretext of illness [ an ailment, sickness ].
It was her pleasure her vanity to drag in these names on every pretext.
He used his headache as a pretext for not going to school.
So we marked time , using the need to end the Vietnam war as a pretext.
A tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.
He absented himself from the meeting on the pretext of illness.
The US Government persecuted him under the pretext of various unwarranted " charges.
美国政府以种种“莫须有 ” 的罪名对他进行迫害.
A mere pretext for a soul's remaining on the earth.
Every cure furnished the pretext for a good meal: the Bishop did not interfere.
The aggressor troops marched into the neighbouring country on the pretext of searching for their missing soldier.
Under the pretext of travelling on business, ( some cadres ) go holidaying and waste public money.
He didn't attend that meeting under the pretext of sickness.
He used his research as a pretext for travelling to Hungary.
He used his sore throat as a pretext for not going to shool.
The boss sent little Jack away on some pretext or other.
He was absent from school on the pretext that he was ill.
Of course, certain persons used this slogan as a pretext for misleading the people.
Second, the Vatican must not interfere in China's internal affairs on the pretext of religious affairs.
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He came to see me on the pretext of asking my advice.
He used his sore throat as a pretext for not going to school.
He remained home on [ under ] the pretext of being sick.
他以生病为借口 [ 托辞生病 ] 留在家里.
This provided a pretext for the authorities to cancel the elections.
The incident was used as a pretext for intervention in the area.
I was going to have him called away from the house on some pretext or other.
They wanted a pretext for subduing the region by force.
They would now find some dubious pretext to restart the war.
College faculty members are afraid that the pretext of moving students into the workforce might pose a threat to the core curriculum.
1. something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
2. an artful or simulated semblance;
"under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
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