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Word: ploy

Definition: strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy


Sentences Containing 'ploy'

According to "Next Generation", "In fact, it's tempting to believe "Catfight" was designed as a sneaky feminist ploy, since it serves as perfect punishment for sexist males who might buy it.
Capice denied rumors that the shooting was a ploy to make it easy to write Hagman out of the script if his contract negotiations became too difficult. Producer Leonard Katzman, executive story consultant Art Lewis and story editor Camille Marchetta decided the actual culprit in mid-March by process of logical elimination with the belief that the audience should not be surprised by someone who was not important to the show as the shooter.
During Metlar's final stand, Tendril relies on the same fattening ploy to buy the Langastoids' allegiance in battle, but they are quickly distracted by a payload of junk food strategically dumped to occupy their attention while Earth Corps takes the fight to Metlar's doorstep.
Eu said that the 4 Chinese characters do not refer to a violent revolution and that the resignation is not a ploy to seek independence of Hong Kong; Raymond Wong emphasised it as a "peaceful uprising".
Executive producer Philip Capice says they decided to attempt to work in a ploy to hold interest over the summer.
Hilarity starts henceforth, when every ploy used by Singhania to dislodge Raja's dhaba ends in a smoke.
It is not a ploy to see if the amount of offerings can be increased, but rather provides time to examine the student's mind-stream.
It was not seen as a ploy to hide his homosexuality, but rather they were just very close.
Many commentators viewed this as a sign that Hutton's reserve had slipped in the critical situation, but Alan Gibson believes it was a deliberate ploy to inspire Compton.
McCartney would cite this as an early example of Lewis Carroll's influence on Lennon's lyrics — a ploy explored again in later compositions such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberry Fields Forever" and Lennon's solo "Imagine".
On 15 November 2007, as part of an elaborate marketing ploy for his latest business venture, Ellis detonated 600 kg of explosives on top of Rangitoto Island, a nature reserve in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.
Shoehorning is a ploy used by psychics, or religious apologetic or other charlatans, as a way to make it sound like their prophecies or those of earlier prophets had come true.
Soon, Wilhelmina, who had been using this baby ploy as part of her "comeback" to "MODE" via media exposure, takes that advice from Christina to heart, then visits the Meades and reveals that she is having Bradford's baby by showing the sonogram over the "MODE" logo and that she will give it exactly what it deserves: A third of the Meade empire.
The particular brand of misdirection that lies at the heart of theatrical conjuring is also a favourite Priest literary ploy – the art of not so much fooling the audience as encouraging them to fool themselves...
The ploy failed, and Procter abandoned the idea of taking the fort.
This ploy succeeds at delaying She Who Must Not Be Named from attacking the group.
When she learned her ploy failed, Llyra fled Atlantis.
Winthrop saw this as a necessary ploy to prevent new immigrants from being added to the Antinomian faction.

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