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air of pretension

A manner, affectation, appearance, or behavior indicative of pretension or self-importance. I always really enjoy the film festival, but the air of pretension in the place is so thick you could cut it with a knife. Even though she has written so many award-winning books, she has no air of pretension about her whatsoever.
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189): "en tanto empirica, la premisa puede ser tan cierta como falsa, es decir que podemos suponer tambien la existencia de individuos no interesados en la pretension de correccion de la etica discursiva, o la de quienes no esten interesados en maximizar su propia utilidad".
En el Derecho romano, durante la epoca del procedimiento formulario, el demandante establecia una formula con el pretor, que iniciaba con la intentio, un acto equivalente a la pretension procesal.
Typical hysteresis loop of connection between steel plates and vertical member having pretension equals to 0 kN is shown in Figure 3.
As pretensions rose during the boom years, just about everyone had neighbors, in-laws or co-workers incessantly bragging about how well they were doing in the stock market.
Reconocer en la razon occidental los rasgos de un parecido afan ayudaria quizas a mantener la vigilancia en el peligroso desfiladero en que su pretension tiende a convenirse en arrogancia.
And I think that - apart from his lack of pretension - it's because he so clearly loves his wife and daughters.
Nonetheless, the story is funny; the narrator is self-deprecating and not amused by the pretension of the second-tier Hollywood celebrities she works for as a publicist in a second-tier agency.
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).
It handles the well-known and frequently gendered speech episodes of the 1630's and 1640's with depth but briskly and without undue theoretical pretension, and then moves on chronologically into some interesting new cases and evidence, before placing Salem witchcraft nicely in this long perspective.
Each is a true American classic -- grand without pretension, rich in legacy, and genuine in service.
Her use of both standard-reflex and large-format cameras allowed for a combination of spontaneous and carefully constructed shots, all singularly devoid of any pretension to an insider's-eye view.
Pretension stiffens cables against deflection, and fabric or foil, also pre-tensioned, can be used between the cables to create very large spans.
There is gaiety in this picture, but there was heaviness and pretension in these festivities as well.
Mr Robertson said: "Britain is no longer a superpower and we have long abandoned any pretension to act as world policeman.