SUBTERFUGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUBTERFUGE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  pretense; something intended to misrepresent
Classic Sentence:
1  He cared little that he was in mortal sin, that his life had grown to be a tissue of subterfuge and falsehood.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  This was difficult, for Scarlett had not a subtle bone in her body; and Gerald was so much like her he never failed to penetrate her weak subterfuges, even as she penetrated his.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  She'd have to put ruffles in her bosom to make them look larger and she had always had contempt for girls who resorted to such subterfuges.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence:
1  As soon as we realized that you had won our support by a subterfuge, we withdrew our endorsement of your candidacy.
2  Journalists often use subterfuge to obtain material for stories.