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 Meanings and Examples of ARTIFICE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
artifice
 n.  subtle but base deception; trickery; cleverness or skill; ingenuity
Classic Sentence:
1  When the young man mentioned the artifice he supposed the Indian to have practised on his own nation, the countenance of the listener was veiled in an expression of cautious gravity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
2  The artifice was answered by a hundred voices raised in imprecations; and the whole of the excited multitude broke from their order, and spread themselves about the place in wild confusion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
3  That subtle savage had recovered his artifice and self-command, and now proceeded toward his object with his customary caution and skill.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
4  Then, recollecting his former artifice, he raised Alice from the arms of the warrior against whom she leaned, and beckoning Heyward to follow, he motioned for the encircling crowd to open.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
5  I carried pistols and a dagger constantly about me and was ever on the watch to prevent artifice, and by these means gained a greater degree of tranquillity.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
6  Nothing is farther from my thoughts than to attribute any degree of artifice to Mr. jorkins.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
7  Dantes dug away the earth carefully, and detected, or fancied he detected, the ingenious artifice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
8  Likewise, both window sills were studded with little heaps of ash, arranged, not without artifice, in rows of more or less tidiness.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
9  The city of Pistoja, as I have said already in connection with another matter, was won over to the Florentine republic by no other artifice than this.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXV.
10  Hawkeye, though too much accustomed to Indian artifices not to foresee the danger of the experiment, knew not well how to combat this sudden resolution.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
11  But his ingenuity availed him little, against the cold artifices of the people he had encountered.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
12  At length little Jane, perceiving its young brains to be imperilled, softly left her place, and with many small artifices coaxed the dangerous weapon away.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIII
13  Now, at the name of the fabulous artificer, he seemed to hear the noise of dim waves and to see a winged form flying above the waves and slowly climbing the air.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
14  Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  The Trojan War proved to the Greeks that cunning and artifice were often more effective than military might.
2  Man is the artificer of his own happiness.