artifice


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a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

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But however successful a personality change or character com- promise in the short term, artifice never pays off in the long term.
McCoy said: "It was nice that Artifice Sivola won, although I didn't think that after the first where he pecked but he then got a bit of confidence.
The hero of Artifice is Deacon, an artificial person and soldier.
Ellen Kaufman's pantoum "These Lines are Beams of Light" is written in a flowing conversational style that avoids the end-stopped lines typical of the form in favor of one that captures the sustained momentum of unfolding thought, and yet the artifice is foregrounded both by the poem's language (the colloquial and demotic "vice versa" and "White-Out" for instance), and in its concerns: "And what would they love/if they could, our words?
Artifice "absorbs and transforms" language, and thereby alters our experience of the world language mediates.
Artifice gives way to pretentious artificiality, getting in the way of the good story.
By foregrounding narrative artifice, Unrue suggests new possibilities--both personal and aesthetic--such artifice obscures.
Often pushing the traditional sounds of their God-given and chosen instruments in strange and unique new ways, Angels and Artifice - an experimental improvisational trio featuring seasoned musicians trumpeter Jerry Sabatini, drummer Mike Connors and saxophonist/bass clarinetist Chris Veilleix - will utilize anything at their disposal (and we mean anything) in an effort to create cinematic sound portraits and sonic dialogs drawn from the experience of living.
Fortunately, Graham's lack of artifice keeps him stumbling out of trouble .
In a nutshell: The multi-Tony Award-winning play about bright English high-school students and their troubled teachers is too faithfully brought to the screen; its cultural and emotional intelligence remains intact, but a sense of artifice undercuts the whole affair.
There might otherwise have been a marvellous combination of nature and artifice that would certainly have prompted a re-examination of our ideas about image.
And racial identity, not to be confused with race--the biological term--is an incendiary and malleable artifice of our own making.
But considered alongside the muted, contemplative Billboards, the bombast and artifice of "Why Style" provided an appropriate and effective contrast.
mail or other instrument) to employ any device, scheme or artifice to defraud any client or prospective client; or to engage in any transaction, practice or course of business that "operates as a fraud or deceit upon any client or prospective client.