- 美[ˈpriˌtɛns, prɪˈtɛns]
- n.假装，作假; 借口，口实; 虚伪; 虚饰;
- 复数: pretences;
Their friendliness was only pretence.
Under the pretence of lighting a candle, she evades him and disappears.
The playwright cocooned himself in a world of pretence.
Altman strips away the pretence and mythology to expose the film industry as a business like any other.
The government abandoned any pretence of reform.
He didn't like the food, but he made a pretence of eating some of it as he was a guest.
The theory made the greatest pretence of having a scientific foundation.
You shouldn't scold him on the slightest pretence.
His religion was a mere pretence.
The family depended on his ability to wangle a few dollars occasionally . With this money, they would eat well and dress well for a while , making a pretence of affluence.
一家人全靠他在外面讹个钱,诈个财, 吃点好的,穿点好的, 装门面.
He wished to be relieved of his post on the pretence of ill health.
They are making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
Arthur believed that this was just a pretence.
Any such pretence on his part would have been simply ridiculous.
We now sketch, without any pretence at rigour, how this may be done.
Welland made a pretence of writing a note in his pad.
We have to go along with the pretence that things are getting better.
Julie made a pretence to feel for the key.
But then why persist with the pretence , particularly if it drains a company's efficiency?
She made no pretence , she was perfectly natural.
What about your not paying with a pretence of bad quality?
你们收到货后以质量为由不付款 怎么办 ?
Billy made a pretence to be ill.
With one remark he had ripped away the mask of pretence which covered their activities.
Isn't long enough for all that lying and pretence.
There is no pretence that qualifying was a success.
His way of life is all pretence.
Which devour widows'houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
他们侵吞寡妇的家产 、 假意作很长的祷告.这些人要受更重的刑罚.
Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary.
So let's pretence for starters which we still need unchanging income.
1. a false or unsupportable quality
2. an artful or simulated semblance;
"under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
3. pretending with intention to deceive
4. imaginative intellectual play
5. the act of giving a false appearance;
"his conformity was only pretending"