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stratagem
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King Lear
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  • When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools—This’ a good block:— It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt: I’ll put’t in proof,; And when I have stol’n upon these sons-in-law, Then kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!

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  • And I think of rats again and how sometimes, to pass the interminable hours, Teacup and I would plot our campaign against the vermin, stratagems and tactics, waves of attack, each more ridiculous than the last, until she dissolved into hysterical laughter, and I gave her the same speech I gave Zombie on the firing range, the same lesson that now comes home to me, the fear that binds killer to prey and the bullet connecting both as if by a silver cord.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • If more is said that Marie-Laure cannot overhear—if there is a pantomime going on between them, notes passed, stratagems agreed upon—she cannot say.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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