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Word: subterfuge

Definition: stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge


Sentences Containing 'subterfuge'

After this successful subterfuge she sailed to the actual beachheads and landed her troops.
As a subterfuge Gage wore an orange sash (usually worn by Parliamentary officers) in the hope that if seen from a distance the column would be taken for a Parliamentary one and perhaps if challenged he could bluff his way through enemy lines.
In a 1998 interview, drummer Clem Burke recalled seeing the episode in which the wrong song was played, but he and Chris Stein suggested that it may have been a deliberate subterfuge on the part of Meldrum.
In his analysis of the song, the psychologist Hugues Royer stated: "Death is a subterfuge to make the impossible love.
It availed me nothing with those charged with our sad expatriation to protest this, nor would my uncles believe it; on the contrary, they treated it as an untruth and a subterfuge set up to enable me to remain behind in the land of my birth; and so, more by force than of my own will, they took me with them.
Osasto Pennanen) behind their lines in the subterfuge of protecting the key industrial facilities at Kemi.
Senor Sancho Panza must know that we too have enchanters here that are well disposed to us, and tell us what goes on in the world, plainly and distinctly, without subterfuge or deception; and believe me, Sancho, that agile country lass was and is Dulcinea del Toboso, who is as much enchanted as the mother that bore her; and when we least expect it, we shall see her in her own proper form, and then Sancho will be disabused of the error he is under at present."
The crew's subterfuge involved acquiring additional fuel for the supposed test flight as well as ducking into clouds to deter the trailing "Luftwaffe" aircraft from following.
The novel concludes with a twenty-one page addendum written by H.W. Starr entitled "A Submersible Subterfuge or Proof Impositive".
The Regent made the decision primarily to keep his enemy in plain view rather than in subterfuge against the government.
These include cuckoldry, nuptial gifts, sperm competition, infanticide, physical beauty, mating by subterfuge, species isolation mechanisms, male parental care, ambiparental care, mate location, polygamy, and mechanisms that can only be called bizarre, including homosexual rape in certain male animals, cementing of females' vaginal pores by males in some lepidopteran insects, and insect penises specialized to remove any sperm packets from females which may have been deposited by previous suitors.
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