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ruse
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  • You were going to employ your tears as a ruse in order to borrow money, but you also say—in fact, you have sworn to the fact—that independently of this your confession was made with an honourable motive.

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  • She pretended to need help with her homework as a ruse to see him again.
  • She knew her opponent too well to fall for that ruse.

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