They were of superior pretensions
in size and appearance to the other houses in the Walk: the date at which they had been erected was inscribed on one of them, and was stated to be the year 1759.
For the opposite reason, Prince John hated and contemned the few Saxon families of consequence which subsisted in England, and omitted no opportunity of mortifying and affronting them; being conscious that his person and pretensions
were disliked by them, as well as by the greater part of the English commons, who feared farther innovation upon their rights and liberties, from a sovereign of John's licentious and tyrannical disposition.
Even the States which brought forward claims, in contradiction to ours, seemed more solicitous to dismember this State, than to establish their own pretensions
For as they have no pretensions
to an angle, being inferior in this respect to the very lowest of the Isosceles, they are consequently wholly devoid of brain-power, and have neither reflection, judgment nor forethought, and hardly any memory.
There must be a reason for this, certainly," answered $45, "though YOU have been flourished about these two winters, in a way that ought to satisfy one of YOUR pretensions
Kory-Kory--who seemed to have devoted considerable attention to the study of theology, as he knew the names of all the graven images in the valley, and often repeated them over to me--likewise entertained some rather enlarged ideas with regard to the character and pretensions
of Moa Artua.
Avarice presently treated this with ridicule, called it a distinction without a difference, and absolutely insisted that when once all pretensions
of honour and virtue were given up in any one instance, that there was no precedent for resorting to them upon a second occasion.
Bill O'Reilly: Another man who's moving up in the world of pretension
is America's "most influential conservative," who last year sat in spot number four.
On such an imaginary journey, one's companion turns his stylized conversation ever toward social advancement, as much mistrusting as desiring the same; as one listens and responds, one expresses a thorough disdain for pretension
and stylistic display (even as one yearns for the courtly rewards such display fleetingly promises).
Mclver's book is noteworthy for its lack of pretension
The word just demands italics, dripping with the kind of pretension
that might even have shamed Eric Cantona.
Led by stony- faced singer Trish Keenan, they have arty pretension
oozing from every ice- cool pose.
I like the unapologetic low-band aesthetics, the irreverent cult--drama performances, the unabashed voguing of pretension
, and ultimately the optimistic look at the sunny side of a world in which all are free and happy to be just who they are.
I marveled at the lack of pretension
and the absence of any real profit motive of the skaters.
Populist without sacrificing high style, and high style without pretension
Hudson is an outgrowth of a new world order, where instant access to global travel and the Internet has led to a democratization of style.