STRATAGEM's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of stratagem
Definition:
n. deceptive scheme; military maneuver designed to deceive or surprise enemy
Example:
We saw through his clever stratagem.
Sentence in Classic:
The capture of towns by stratagem combined with force is effected, as by the Romans at Pal├Žopolis, through a secret understanding with some within the walls.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
But as if perceiving this stratagem, Moby Dick, with that malicious intelligence ascribed to him, sidelingly transplanted himself, as it were, in an instant, shooting his pleated head lengthwise beneath the boat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Those too appear, whom our stratagem routed through the darkness of dim night and drove all about the town; at once they know the shields and lying weapons, and mark the alien tone on our lips.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
Now, however, change your song and tell us of the wooden horse which Epeus made with the assistance of Minerva, and which Ulysses got by stratagem into the fort of Troy after freighting it with the men who afterwards sacked the city.
The Odyssey By Homer Context
They hang, behead, and impale their criminals in the most agreeable possible manner; but some of these, like clever rogues, have contrived to escape human justice, and succeed in their fraudulent enterprises by cunning stratagems.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context