Pretension


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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.
They're still the loudest, tightest pub band in the world - no frills, no pretension, no ambition.
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.