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artifice
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition a deceptive maneuver (a trick to help pretend)
  • In this coffer, his riches hid themselves with such a tenacious modesty, that the smallest instalments could only be tempted out by artifice; so that Peggotty had to prepare a long and elaborate scheme, a very Gunpowder Plot, for every Saturday's expenses.
    Chapters 10-12 (37% in)
  • Nothing is farther from my thoughts than to attribute any degree of artifice to Mr. jorkins.
    Chapters 34-36 (39% in)

There are no more uses of "artifice" in David Copperfield.

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