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prae-tendō dī, tus, ere,

to stretch forth, reach out, extend, present: hastas dextris, V.: fumos manu, i. e. fumigate, V.: praetenta Tela, presented, O.: coniugis taedas, i. e. assume to be your husband, V.—To spread before, draw over: vestem ocellis, holds before, O.: morti muros, i. e. skulk from death behind walls, V.: decreto sermonem, prefix, L.—Pass, to stretch out before, lie opposite, extend in front: tenue praetentum litus esse, a narrow stretch of shore, L.: praetentaque Syrtibus arva, V.—Fig., to hold out as an excuse, offer as a pretext, allege, pretend, simulate: hominis doctissimi nomen tuis barbaris moribus, shelter under the name: culpae splendida verba tuae, O.: legem postulationi suae, L.: deorum numen praetenditur sceleribus, L.: honesta nomina, Ta.

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