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pree ten der

  • n  a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)
  • n  a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  • n  a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

  • China allowed the pretender, Tenzin Chentze, to leave for India and held fast to its earlier choice.
  • In an era when "keeping it real" is the mantra for every studio-created pretender, it's worth being reminded what "real" really is.
  • This week the Duc de Guise, bewhiskered pretender to the vanished throne of France, attempted from his Belgian exile to create an impression that what was afoot was a coup to .

  • Brian Cashman in Forbes
    From ownership's perspective, they've put some big iron out on the table,Cashman said. "We know what the DNA of the team is supposed to be and we're not living up to that. We have to decide if we're a contender or a pretender. I've seen...
  • Kevin McBride in
    It's great, it's great for Ireland. Ireland has been crying out for a heavyweight for a long time and I am a legitimate contender now, not a pretender,said McBride.
  • Dave Grohl in Virgin Media Music
    Frontman Dave Grohl told The Sun: "One of my favourite things about being in this band is the connection we have with people. When they come to our gigs and we play Best of You, My Hero, All My Life, Everlong and The Pretender and get the audience...

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