Their participation in negotiations is a charade to buy time.
They took an already unacceptable bill and turned it into a charade.
This whole charade of living like a slave had come to an end.
Dave Pelzer -- A Child Called It
Connor, Risa, and Lev hurry across the street toward it—all part of the charade, just in case the cops are watching them through their rearview mirror.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
If they can control us, if they can do whatever they want with us, make us do anything, then why would they even bother with this whole charade of giving us a choice?
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Why did they play that giant charade of soldiers arriving in the nick of time to save us?
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
Confident of my ignorance, he was willing to let the charade continue.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
"I’m glad you’re being honest with me; I’ll be honest with you; no more charades between us," the Count said, putting down a number of notebooks and quill pens and ink bottles.
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
While the judges went through the charade of conferring, a film was shown.
Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
You can play charades.
Karen Levine -- Hana’s Suitcase
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Long after the Big Sister charade had petered out, Abby thought of Linnie fondly.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
He moves his hand easily to his pocket, picking up seamlessly on our little charade, and whispers back, "I couldn’t wait."
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
It must have been half past five in the morning, well after several delirious games of cards and charades that had been brought on by too much candy and too little sleep.
Alexandra Bracken -- The Darkest Minds
Without being willing quite fully to admit it, I had begun to detest my charade of a job.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
I said he was home and that there was no reason to keep up their charade any longer just for my benefit.
John Corey Whaley -- Nogin
The first time he threw one, I was convinced it was a charade, an act he was putting on.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
"And this charade about the Stilson boy," Mother said.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
That whole charade back there.
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
"What is this?" he said, his fingers working the meat off a bone-the spoon-and-fork charade was abandoned a week after he married the girl.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
Then we played a bunch of cheesy party games like charades and Monopoly.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
Yossarian was unmoved by the fustian charade of the burial ceremony, and by Milo’s crushing bereavement.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
I can’t believe the charade has gone on this long, with Mister Johnny knowing about me, and Miss Celia walking around like a ding-a-ling, like she’s still pulling her trick.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
The only challenge would be to persuade Langdon to set down the keystone so Teabing could safely end this charade.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
Wes joked about it, putting on a charade around his friends, but it was the most uncomfortable and vulnerable he had ever felt.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
Why should I carry on this charade?
Robert Cormier -- I Am the Cheese
And how long did you think you could keep up the charade?
Cassandra Clare -- City of Fallen Angels
Continuing this charade only puts them in danger.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
To know this whole thing was some sort of charade?
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
They were like a parlor charade of horse and rider.
Stephen King -- The Shining
"Bridewell!" exclaimed Colonel Dent, and the charade was solved.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
I don’t understand the point of the charade, but I’m sure there is one.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
Macon went on with the charade, pretending he didn’t know his sister was the one Porter and anybody else—adult, child, or beast—could buy wine from.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
Why bother with the charade?
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
The receptionist was not innocent and neither was I. The whole charade we had played out in that crummy waiting room had directly to do with me, Black, and her, white.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Cullens weren’t trying as hard as they usually did—the human charade had slipped ever so slightly, enough for Charlie to feel the difference.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
She had gone to parties, played charades, competed in poetry readings, joined a chorus and orchestra.
John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
TARGET Alice dropped me off in the morning, in keeping with the slumber party charade.
Stephenie Meyer -- Eclipse
They were all masters of checkers and chess and bridge and cribbage and dominoes and anagrams and charades and Ping-Pong and billiards, as well.
Kurt Vonnegut -- Slaughterhouse-Five
When he had gone I put the note away in my pocket, and turned once more to my pencil drawing, but for no known reason it did not please me any more; the face was stiff and lifeless, and the lace collar and the beard were like props in a charade.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
As we stared at each other, I didn’t expect Savannah to answer, and frankly, I didn’t want her to I was still trying to get my mind around the fact that the hours she had spent with my dad were nothing but a charade.
Nicholas Sparks -- Dear John
By question 11 —"I am terrible at pantomime, as in games like charades" — he was laughing out loud.
Malcolm Gladwell -- The Tipping Point
I have read worse charades.
Jane Austen -- Emma
The first night after the charades.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
Such disappointments only gave greater zest to the nights when we acted charades, or had a costume ball in the back parlour, with Sally always dressed like a boy.
Willa Cather -- My Antonia
There was something pathetic about their grandeur, as if they were dressed up for a charade but not quite fitted.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
The supper was to be at six o’clock, in the basement of the church, and afterward there would be a fair, with charades and an auction.
Willa Cather -- O Pioneers!
Now that the charade with Mike was over, there was no point in delaying the inevitable.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Guardian
Only all the family, including the father, joined in charades and games at evening.
D.H. Lawrence -- Sons and Lovers
If they had charades, Rose made the dresses; made everything; liked best arranging tables, flowers, anything.
Virginia Woolf -- To the Lighthouse
Hurt? I just found out this whole thing was a charade, and now you want me to stop?