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pretender

History a person who mounts a claim, as to a throne or title
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The first was Bell's clear, straightforward story of HOW HE DID IT, which rebuked and confounded the mob of pretenders.
This man is a pretender, and ignorant, else he had known that that weapon can be used in but eight bouts only, and then it vanisheth away to its home under the sea.
But, it was only the pleasanter to turn to Biddy and to Joe, whose great forbearance shone more brightly than before, if that could be, contrasted with this brazen pretender.
Nor should I like to be obliged myself, to send to your prince his million left here by you, for then it would be said, and with some reason, that I paid the Pretender to enable him to make war against the parliament.
The whole extent of his fault was revealed to him at simple sight of the pretender.
In his despondency, he concluded that he had no judgment whatever, that he was hypnotized by what he wrote, and that he was a self- deluded pretender.
They married after meeting while their bands toured in Australia - but Simple Minds frontman Jim said there is little chance of getting back with the Pretenders star during this tour.
SIMPLE Minds and The Pretenders will rock Merthyr Tydfil right back to the 1980s as they visit Cyfarthfa Park on their Grandslam tour next year.
Simple Minds and The Pretenders are confirmed to be playing at Butts Park Arena, on Saturday August 18.
GLOBAL icons Simple Minds and The Pretenders continue to enjoy outstanding musical journeys and phenomenal worldwide success.
The Pretenders See Chrissie Hynde and Co perform their first Pretenders album for eight years.
MUSIC The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders will be touring behind their first album in eight years.