Stuart Chase and others have come near to claiming that all abstract words are meaningless, and have used this as a pretext for advocating a kind of political quietism.
He flatly denies that he and Mr Blair used false intelligence as a pretext and intended to invade come what may.
The far wiser policy would have been to hang back and make it harder for Putin to find a pretext for invasion.
Beijing has bristled at the suggestion it is manipulating its currency for a trade advantage and raised concern it could become a pretext for U .S. efforts to keep out its goods.
A lame man obtained some money from several benevolent persons by making a pretext of being a returned soldier who was disabled in the war.
Chu Kuei-ying was shrewd enough to guess that it was a case of some tramp roving the streets looking for a free meal anal finding a pretext to do himself a good turn.
He required a pretext to participate in Soviet Bureaucratic decisions was to elevate chutzpah into an art form.
His attitude is becoming more and more anomalous, as witness his stubborn opposition to the people's demand for political change, his bitter hatred of the Chinese Communist Party and his hint at a pretext for the anti-Communist civil war he is preparing.
Although instantaneous exchange of mind is lonely and accidental in the pressing and thin air, it is a vehicle of ultimate of life.English,just a pretext of being.
He used his headache as a pretext for not going to school.