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stratagem
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Middlemarch
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  • I set a bad example—married a poor clergyman, and made myself a pitiable object among the De Bracys—obliged to get my coals by stratagem, and pray to heaven for my salad oil.
  • Necessity excused stratagem, but stratagem was limited by the dread of offending Dorothea.
  • Necessity excused stratagem, but stratagem was limited by the dread of offending Dorothea.
  • But the stratagem was defeated by the weather.
  • She simply continued to be mild in her temper, inflexible in her judgment, disposed to admonish her husband, and able to frustrate him by stratagem.
  • Sir James, glancing at her, repented of his stratagem; but Mrs. Cadwallader, equal to all occasions, spread the palms of her hands outward and said—"Heaven grant it, my dear!

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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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