If it was a pretense.
Reid made no pretense of neutrality.
How can a pretense antirealist account for this intuition?
Under this president, the GOP has abandoned “any pretense” that it cares about the national debt.
Weinstein’s room in 1997 under the false pretense of attending a party.
Some expressions of antiforeigner sentiment have made no pretense about public health concerns.
The debate concerning theories of pretense has implications for the role of imagination in pretense.
For the view that the pretense theory is compatible with a theory of fictional objects as real objects, see Zalta 2000.
Although fraud is sometimes a crime in itself, more often it is an element of crimes such as obtaining money by false pretense or by impersonation.
He’d expected him to call on the phone with congratulations, with the pretense of congratulations, in order to say more outrageous, electric things.
Walton’s pretense-based version of antirealism has been very influential (for a development of the view, see Everett 2013), but it has also attracted a great deal of criticism.
Most recently, Peter Langland-Hassan (2012, 2014) has developed a theory that aims to explain pretense behavior and pretense recognition without appeal to either metarepresentation or imagination.
They resemble epic poetry in their heroic, aristocratic tone, their themes of battle and honour, and their pretense to historicity; but they are, nevertheless, ballads, compressed dramatic narratives sung to a tune.
Partly in light of these considerations, the relative lack of spontaneous pretense in children with autistic spectrum disorders is taken as evidence for a link between the skills of pretense and empathy.
Although “imagination” and “pretense” have been used interchangeably (Ryle 1949), in this section we will use “imagination” to refer to one’s state of mind, and “pretense” to refer to the one’s actions in the world.
Its man-of-the-people look, along with a cloying media campaign calling him “Papa Xi,” help soften his harder authoritarian edges, while its calculated lack of pretense and extravagance sets the tone for a leader seeking to rein in official corruption and profligacy.
Kerzner has befriended senior dignitaries in the African National Congress, but the congress's local representatives still accuse him of maintaining the Mangope regime with Sun City tax revenues and of bolstering the pretense that Bophuthatswana is a separate country.
Imagined content may be incomplete (for example, there may be no fact of the matter (in the pretense) just how much tea has spilled on the table) or incoherent (for example, it might be that the toaster serves (in the pretense) as a logical-truth inverter).
"As alleged, the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction," acting Manhattan US attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement.
But charges of indecent conduct and requesting and receiving the nude photos under false pretense involving the petty officer were dismissed, and the military jury also found Howard not guilty on charges of indecent conduct and that he requested the snapshots from a female civilian under false pretense, Baker said.
- the act of giving a false appearance
- pretending with intention to deceive
- imaginative intellectual play
- a false or unsupportable quality
- an artful or simulated semblance
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But charges of indecent conduct and requesting and receiving the nude photos under false pretense involving the petty officer were dismissed and the military jury also found Howard not guilty on charges of indecent conduct and that he requested the snapshots from a female civilian under false pretense Baker said