One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
So as to give the impression of having a certain quality.‘pretendedly voluntary practices’sentence adverb ‘the capitalist form has pretendedly enriched and enlightened society’
apparently, on the face of it, to all appearances, as far as one can see, as far as one can tell, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, evidently, superficially, supposedly, avowedly, allegedly, professedly, purportedlyView synonyms
- ‘The woman thus pretendedly robbed was one Mary Jones.’
- ‘We have always maintained that the leadership must not have the right to discover, invent, and impose pretendedly new principles and guidelines for the action of the party.’
- ‘The election's anti-constitutional logic cancelled in principle any possibility of the country's peoples having equal status in the pretendedly common state.’
- ‘Those papers are said to have fully established that to spread discord and revolt among the people was the real object of his pretendedly pacific mission.’
- ‘The property of the condemned heretic, pretendedly to pay the expenses of the mock trial, was confiscated, most of it being given to the accusers and judges.’
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