1 It was simply a ruse to divert inquiry into a wrong channel.
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2 Then she didn't believe it: she saw in it a ruse.
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3 It seemed hopeless to pursue the inquiry any farther, but it was clear that in spite of Holmes's ruse we had no proof that Barrymore had not been in London all the time.
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4 After all it was a ruse of the Thenardiers to obtain money.
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5 Among these men, to beat means to feign; one beats a malady; ruse is their strength.
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6 This posing at the piano and over the album was only a little ruse adopted by way of precaution.
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7 My lords and ladies, pardon the ruse by which.
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8 His having moved his troops there is only a ruse; he will probably pass round to the right of the Moskva.
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