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pretesto

  
   sm   excuse, pretext  
con il pretesto di      on the pretext of  
mi ha fornito il pretesto per agire      he has provided me with a pretext for taking action  
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"pretesto": examples and translations in context
Non possiamo arrestarlo con un pretesto. We can't arrest him on a pretext.
La tua compagnia verrà distrutta con il pretesto di questa tassa nazionale. Your company will be crushed under the pretext of this nation's taxes.
Questa storia del pacchetto è soltanto un pretesto. The story about the package was nothing but an excuse.
Addirittura, se trovasse un pretesto verrebbe subito. If he could find an excuse, he'd come here right away.
E col pretesto di estinguere l'incendio, i suoi possono prendere la residenza e liberare gli ostaggi. I propose that we start one and under the guise of putting the fire out, your chaps can take the lodge.
La moto era solo un pretesto. That motorcycle was just a pretext.
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