- : An act of pretending or pretension; a false claim or pretext.
Etymology: From pretensse, from prítensus (past participle of prítendere, prí- + tendere).
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 231b.
- : That part of education that turned up in the latest phase of our argument, the cross-examination of the empty of wisdom, is none other, we must declare, than the true-blooded kind of sophistry.
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