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a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

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The very mirror of truth herself, she could not imagine that any one--least of all any woman--could be so false and cruel as to practice the artifice to which the milliner had resorted; and, here, just as she saw a way opened by which she might support both her grandmother and herself until the handkerchief was completed, a change threatened her, by which she was to be left altogether without food.
He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation.
He wants to face us out of sight and reason, and make us think the head of a red-skin is a stone covered with the autumn leaf; or he has some other devilish artifice in his mind
To this accidental source of the error may be added the artifice of some celebrated authors, whose writings have had a great share in forming the modern standard of political opinions.
This young man was the nephew of one of the Nob Hill magnates, who run the San Francisco Stock Exchange, much as more humble adventurers, in the corner of some public park at home, may be seen to perform the simple artifice of pea and thimble: for their own profit, that is to say, and the discouragement of public gambling.
At the same time that he refused the colonel's demand he made up his mind that he must have recourse to artifice when leaving Orel, to induce the Italian officer to accept some money of which he was evidently in need.
While all of this may seem unduly complicated - and parts of it are indeed artifices - the film serves its purpose well in conveying how history is often a series of truths, half-truths and lies that swirl amid sociocultural, political and personal currents.
Indeed, Sirkian hommages and melodramatic artifices aside, Ice Nymphs is nothing if not Canadian.
These three volumes reveal how little Rowe's main themes have changed: his love of Italy and the dandified artifices of sixteenth-century Mannerism, and his contempt for what he sees as Modernism's delusive and destructive vices: 'physics envy, Zeitgeist worship, object fixation and stradaphobia'.
While remaining fully committed to a systematic theory of the epic genre, he admitted lyric artifices into the epic style insofar as they could now be seen to complement its gravity and were required of modern poetry in the Tuscan idiom.
His verse, mainly eulogies and satires on tribal strife, displays an impressive command of language and its artifices.
For all the artifices of sexual and social meaning Lynes uses to give his figures aura and style, he reveals their self-presentation as a self-deception.
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Working with the cinematic medium in entirely new ways, playfully and profoundly foregrounding the artifices of his own image-making, McLaren detonated the very perceptual frameworks of the institution which employed him and, in the process, opened up the possibilities of Canadian cinematic expression.
Stylized acting, a projecting stage, and frank scenic artifices and conventions were the hallmarks of theatricalism.