subterfuge


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Synonyms for subterfuge

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something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

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One example of the shameless subterfuges under which the French stand prepared to defend whatever cruelties they may hereafter think fit to commit in bringing the Marquesan natives into subjection is well worthy of being recorded.
One day, after having admitted that, with an overwhelming run of good-luck, there MIGHT be one chance of success in a thousand, he pretended to yield entirely to the doctor's wishes; but, in order to still put off the journey, he opened the most varied series of subterfuges.
When on a war party, however, they go on foot, to enable them to skulk through the country with greater secrecy; to keep in thickets and ravines, and use more adroit subterfuges and stratagems.
The circumstances in which he had lived during the last two years had taught him several things about the life of the very poor, which it amused them to find he knew; and they were impressed because he was not deceived by their little subterfuges.
The effect of these subterfuges was a little dashed by Ridley, who, after regarding Pepper for some moments, sighed aloud, "Poor fellow
Thou didst address thyself to my simplicity, thou didst lay siege to my virtue, thou wert not ignorant of my station, well dost thou know how I yielded wholly to thy will; there is no ground or reason for thee to plead deception, and if it be so, as it is, and if thou art a Christian as thou art a gentleman, why dost thou by such subterfuges put off making me as happy at last as thou didst at first?
Perhaps because he knew he had no accent worth speaking of, or perhaps because he did not want the bother of imparting it, he never would keep any of the engagements he made with me, and when we did meet he so abounded in excuses and subterfuges that he finally escaped me, and I was left to acquire an Italian accent of French in Venice seven or eight years later.
Edcel Lagman said House Bill 5828 which defined public utility is 'actually a subterfuge to allow foreigners to own public utility enterprises without complying with the citizenship requirement imposed by the Constitution' of amending the charter provisions on foreign ownership.
Ms Greenwood complained that the Mirror had used subterfuge to get the job at Wynn, after seeing an advert calling for "moneydriven performers".
This handsome but woefully cluttered thriller involving Allied subterfuge of a Nazi-controlled mine in rural 1944 Spain looks unlikely to travel far offshore.
It also found our probe was based on sufficiently credible grounds and the use of subterfuge was justified in the public interest.
They believe they are running a bar to franchise their name around the world but it's a prank by ITV2, a channel so brain-crippingly stupid it thinks it needs actors, set-ups and subterfuge to make the boyband look like idiots.
They were not fooled by the Obama/Gruber subterfuge.
It considers how and why humans accept inhuman behaviors, it explores world leaders and their choices and perceptions, and it considers secret conversations, church involvements, political and social subterfuge, and plots and politics involved in the role of the church in these matters.
Secrets, lies and subterfuge make this a good thriller that keeps you guessing till the end.