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Her drawing-room, in a flat on Chelsea embankment, has three windows looking on the river; and the ceiling is not so lofty as it would be in an older house of the same pretension. (Pygmalion, Act III)

In context, the word pretension most likely means

A

Level of vanity.

B

Profession of honor.

C

Doubt of right.

D

Claim to be impressive.

E

Ambition to achieve.

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