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    abandoned all pretence


    A woman was talking and a man was listening to her.

    When she had been speaking for two minutes, Mr X abandoned all pretence of drinking his coffee, leaned his elbows on the desk and put his chin on his fists. And for a moment after she had ceased speaking, he
    remained in that position, regarding her steadily.

    Does it mean he stopped pretending that he was drinking coffee?

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    Re: abandoned all pretence

    *Not a teacher

    Yes, you are right.

    abandon all/any pretence = stop trying to pretend something


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