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stratagem
 n.  deceptive scheme; military maneuver designed to deceive or surprise enemy
Classic Sentence:
1  My faithful friend and noble patron," continued Laurie with a wave of the hand, "who has so flatteringly presented me, is not to be blamed for the base stratagem of tonight.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
2  You killed many a man in those days, and it was through your stratagem that Priam's city was taken.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
3  The author, by an extraordinary stratagem, prevents an invasion.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V.
4  It now appeared that Snowball had not, as the animals had previously imagined, merely attempted to lose the Battle of the Cowshed by means of a stratagem, but had been openly fighting on Jones's side.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
5  That can only be done by stratagem, and by catching him when he is not surrounded by these people.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
6  "I wonder that my very simple stratagem could deceive so old a SHIKARI," said Holmes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
7  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
8  He unhesitatingly refused my request, and told me this was another stratagem by which to escape.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  My voice had an accent of forced bravery in it and I was ashamed of my paltry stratagem.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER
10  I am arranging a stratagem of war in his pathway on the wooded slope, to block a gorge on the highroad with armed troops.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
11  Assaults were effected either by open force, or by force and stratagem combined.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXXII.
12  The colonel had to resort to all kinds of stratagems to keep his slaves out of the garden.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
13  In accomplishing this, I was compelled to resort to various stratagems.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  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
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
15  They want me to marry again at once, and I have to invent stratagems in order to deceive them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX
Example Sentence:
1  We saw through his clever stratagem.