Usage examples for pretentious

  1. Furthermore, it often happens that the most complicated dress is worn in the first scene and a very quick change is prepared for by under- dressing- that is, wearing some of the garments of the next change under the pretentious over- garments of the preceding scene. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  2. There are a few pretentious public buildings, including the customs house, hospital and college. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  3. Ayscough went away and got back to more pretentious regions. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher