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1. Not genuine or sincere; feigned: a pretended interest in the proceedings.
2. Supposed; alleged: the pretended heir to the throne.

pre·tend′ed·ly adv.


in a manner of pretence
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She knew she had only two days left; that when once the order was signed by Buckingham- -and Buckingham would sign it the more readily from its bearing a false name, and he could not, therefore, recognize the woman in question--once this order was signed, we say, the baron would make her embark immediately, and she knew very well that women condemned to exile employ arms much less powerful in their seductions than the pretendedly virtuous woman whose beauty is lighted by the sun of the world, whose style the voice of fashion lauds, and whom a halo of aristocracy gilds with enchanting splendors.
The bust of Charles Louis is however distinguished by a highly ornate suit of armour, with pretendedly repousse military trophies and recumbent martial figures.
between authorial and non-authorial prefaces; between those contemporary with first publication and those added later, like Henry James's famous ones to the New York edition; between pretendedly or genuinely authorial or non-authorial; between dedicatory, with a patron as at least nominal addressee; and between other kinds.