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Pretension

See also Hypocrisy.
Prey (See QUARRY.)
Pride (See BOASTFULNESS, EGOTISM, VANITY.)
Absolon
vain, officious parish clerk. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Miller’s Tale”]
Armado, Don Adriano
de his language inordinately disproportionate to his thought. [Br. Lit.: Love’s Labour’s Lost]
Chrononhotonthologos
king whose pomposity provoked a fatal brawl with his general. [Br. Lit.: Walsh Modern, 96]
Copper, Captain
pretends to great wealth; jewels are counterfeit. [Br. Lit.: Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Walsh Modern, 105]
Coriolanus
stiff-necked Roman aristocrat; contemptuous of the common people. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]
Dodsworth, Fran
shallow industrialist’s wife ostentatiously gallivants about Europe. [Am. Lit.: Dodsworth]
Dogberry
ostentatiously and fastidiously examines prisoners. [Br. Lit.: Much Ado About Nothing]
euphuism
style overly rich with alliteration, figures, and Latinisms. [Br. Lit.: Euphues, Espy, 127]
Isle of Lanterns
inhabited by pretenders to knowledge. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
Jourdain, Monsieur
parvenu grandiosely affects gentleman’s mien. [Fr. Lit.: The Bourgeois Gentilhomme]
Madelon and Cathos
their suitors had to be flamboyant. [Fr. Lit.: Les Precieuses Ridicules]
Melody, Cornelius
self-deluded tavern-keeper boasts about his upper-class past to maintain a show of importance. [Am. Drama: Eugene O’Neill A Touch of the Poet in Benét, 737]
morning glory
symbol of affectation; flower of September. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175; Kunz, 330]
Parolles
boastful villain of affected sentiment and knowledge. [Br. Lit.: All’s Well That Ends Well]
Pendennis
enters university “posing as moneyed aristocrat.” [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Verdurin, M. & Mme.
nouveau-riche couple strive for social eminence. [Fr. Lit.: Proust Remembrance of Things Past]
willow herb
indicates affectation. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Yvetot, King
of affects grandeur; kingdom is but a village. [Fr. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1173]
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Segun Alexy, la pretension de correccion formulada en el derecho coincide solo parcialmente con la pretension de correccion moral: mientras que con un enunciado moral se formula una pretension de correccion ilimitada, en el discurso juridico "(n)o se pretende que el enunciado juridico normativo.
El problema que dio origen a esta investigacion, se centra en determinar cual es la sustantividad juridica de la pretension en el proceso contencioso administrativo en el Codigo de Procedimiento y Justicia Administrativa para el Estado y los Municipios de Guanajuato, toda vez que esa manifestacion de voluntad plasmada en la demanda, pretende del juzgador un fallo congruente y favorable de la litis presentada a su conocimiento.
At joint A the pretension was varied for four different levels: 0 kN, 5 kN, 10 kN and 15 kN.
Como se ha sabido, Negroponte es a la vez miembro de la "Soberana y Militar Orden de Malta", un grupo radical cristiano creado hace 900 anos bajo la pretension de "defender la cultura occidental contra el asedio musulman .
Because the book is an accurate reflection of the man himself - humble, self-deprecating and lacking in anything approaching pretension.
For example, Psychology, a classic textbook by William James, suggests that self-esteem is a function of success divided by pretensions.
Recordamos --con toda estrictez-- que nos desplazamos por el espacio de la conjetura, que nuestra indole es endeble, y a la vez definitiva, y que la pretension es nuestro estilo.
Located in Brier Creek and co-founded by husband and wife team Bryan and Silvia Nunes, BLO has a unique metropolitan appeal without the pretension typically associated with upscale salons.
They're still the loudest, tightest pub band in the world - no frills, no pretension, no ambition.
The Departed,'' a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong cop drama ``Infernal Affairs,'' is the movie Scorsese loyalists have wanted for years, a rough-and-tumble trip down memory lane, free from pretension and the meddling of Harvey Weinstein.
This is the essence," said Lund, explaining that from the first mimed gestures in the pas de deux, the dancers must project a lack of pretension.