Related to Pretex: preamble


v. t.1.To frame; to devise; to disguise or excuse; hence, to pretend; to declare falsely.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
For this purpose there had been a gathering of warriors in a neighboring bay, under pretex of fishing for sturgeon; and fleets of canoes were expected to join them from the north and South.
For instance, Pretex by Lahnpaper GmbH is regarded as safe for indirect food contact.
This follows claims that she may have colluded with some doctors at the facility to be granted admission under the pretex that she is unwell to avoid being kept in remand.
Longtime effort of Hugo Chavez to integrate into MERCOSUR got in the beginning of 2006 the right pretex - Chavez accused Colombia and Peru of the unauthorized signing of bilateral agreements with the USA which, according to his statements, the Cartagena treaty does not contain nor allows.
With the dissolution of national armies, radicals acting under the pretex of religion began attracting disillusioned and disgruntled Muslims from all over the world to fulfill their dreams, like that of an Islamic caliphate and a purely Muslim state.
Residents concede that women in the region are being hoodwinked by middlemen on the pretex of offering jobs.
The company posted pretex loss of GBP0.3m in the year ended February 2010, compared to a loss of GBP0.5m in the year-ago period.
Investigators ultimately found that about $880 million In pretex profits had been falsely declared for 2000 through 2002.
Also being showcased by the company were "Varitess" and "Pretex" wet laid nonwovens for technical markets.
It was the end of the "permanent revolution," reported the French charge Payart.(67) In fact, the purge of the Red Army provided a convenient pretex for abandoning staff talks, but the general staff never wanted them in any case.(68)
(178.) Clark's initial drafts were even more openly hostile, accusing Frankfurter of "forging pretex order to by-pass long established precedents of this Court," and calling the majority opinion part o "iron fist" policy toward the states.