Examples of pretender in a Sentence
it turns out that the guy who claimed to work for a modeling agency was just a pretender
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Archduke Otto von Hapsburg, pretender to the Austrian throne and anti-communist activist, praised National Review as the only magazine that talked sense to the American people.
The American was a brash, up and coming pretender to the crown.
Nothing except for the utter annihilation of two unsuspecting pretenders by two Premier League attacking juggernauts.
One was Leka of Albania — a pretender to the throne, but countable nonetheless.
There are worse places to be, even if the final month of the regular season is historically brutal in its ability to reveal would-be contenders as pretenders.
Over the past decades, there have been other contenders and pretenders: the yen, the mark, the euro.
The 45-7 loss to Mississippi State revealed Kentucky to be a pretender even in an SEC East Division that’s wide open after Georgia.
The contenders have yet to separate themselves from the pretenders, and the selection committee would be wasting its time trying to parse résumés at this point.
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Definition of pretender for English Language Learners
: someone who claims to have the right to a particular title or position (such as king or queen) when others do not agree
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