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 Meanings and Examples of RUSE
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ruse
 n.  trick; use of artifice or trickery; deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture
Classic Sentence:
1  It was simply a ruse to divert inquiry into a wrong channel.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  Then she didn't believe it: she saw in it a ruse.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
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.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
4  After all it was a ruse of the Thenardiers to obtain money.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
5  Among these men, to beat means to feign; one beats a malady; ruse is their strength.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
6  This posing at the piano and over the album was only a little ruse adopted by way of precaution.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
7  My lords and ladies, pardon the ruse by which.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
8  His having moved his troops there is only a ruse; he will probably pass round to the right of the Moskva.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence:
1  Because your accomplice is an anonymous stranger, it's safer than asking a friend to participate in your ruse.
2  Police believe the ruse is attractive to criminal gangs because the profits are similar to those made by trafficking drugs, but with less punitive penalties.