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 JoyceGet 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 MitcheGet 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 MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XXXII