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- pretext (n.)
- 1510s, from French prétexte, from Latin praetextum "a pretext, outward display," noun use of neuter past participle of praetexere "to disguise, cover," literally "weave in front" (for sense, compare pull the wool over (someone's) eyes); from prae- "in front" (see pre-) + texere "to weave," from PIE root *teks- "to weave, to make" (see texture (n.)).
- 1. They wanted a pretext for subduing the region by force.
- 2. They would now find some dubious pretext to restart the war.
- 3. The incident was used as a pretext for intervention in the area.
- 4. He used his headache as a pretext for not going to school.
- 5. He didn't attend that meeting under the pretext of sickness.
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