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  • r  in a pretentious manner
    this author writes pretentiously

  • There were also the numerous little volumes of verse; tangled, dry, pretentiously platitudinous, unnecessarily difficult, full of tags from Auden and Eliot.
  • It is not the way men ravage the land or each other that enrages him but how artfully and pretentiously they lie about it afterward.
  • A heavy-handed Michelob Light ad had a snooty yuppie come into a bar asking for "imported beer," only to be fooled into drinking Michelob Light and pretentiously praising it.
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  • Saison's Bar Menu: Belly Up to the One Percent
    There's no getting around it: Saison is expensive. At $248 ($396 with wine pairings), the mandatory tasting menu in the 18-seat dining room is the priciest in the city. Even at the bar, pretentiously called "the salon," items on the new a la carte menu run from $28 to $88 for little more than bit...
    July 23, 2013 - SF Weekly

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