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pretender

History a person who mounts a claim, as to a throne or title
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I just wish he'd do us all a favour and sit on that omni-present pretender to the throne, Professor Brian Cox.
He was very good at Navan and his run against Master Minded at Punchestown makes him the pretender to the throne.
The book offers up a smattering of Royals from Princess Margaret to Marie-Jos&233; last queen of Italy and Henri d'Orleans pretender to the throne of France until his death in 1999.
So is the young pretender to the throne about to deliver the knock-out punch?
We have a dual Champion Hurdler in Hardy Eustace, last year's beaten favourite in Sizing Europe, the most famous nearly Champion in Harchibald, pretender to the throne Jered and the Triumph Hurdle placed Won in the Dark.
It was the pretender to the throne in a country which ruled the roost in two seaters.
The difference must be that she's the entitled one, Obama a pretender to the throne that is hers.
We may or may not, welcome Charles Windsor, Pretender to the Throne of England, being called "Prince of Wales".
They subsequently supported a Yorkist pretender to the throne, and signed treaties with the kings of Spain and France.
ROY Keane's pretender to the throne, namesake Republic of Ireland U21 star Michael said last night: "I hope to take your place
Until that point, photographed Asia was dominated by the image of frenetically erupting supercities--and nowhere more memorably than Kuala Lumpur with its iconic Petronas Towers, Malaysia's pretender to the throne of world's tallest building and a symbolic fusion of Islamic geometries and Western high tech.
Bonnie Prince Charlie was, in fact, Charles Stuart - last of the Stuart Heirs and rightful pretender to the throne of Great Britain.