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stratagem
used in All's Well That Ends Well

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Definition
a planned way of achieving an end — especially in dealing with others and often involving deceit or some kind of trick
  • Or the baring of my beard; and to say it was in stratagem.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Without the Florentine camp (53% in)
  • O, for the love of laughter, let him fetch his drum; he says he has a stratagem for't: when your lordship sees the bottom of his success in't, and to what metal this counterfeit lump of ore will be melted, if you give him not John Drum's entertainment, your inclining cannot be removed.
    3.6 — Act 3 Scene 6 — Camp before Florence (29% in)
  • Why, if you have a stomach, to't, monsieur, if you think your mystery in stratagem can bring this instrument of honour again into his native quarter, be magnanimous in the enterprise, and go on; I will grace the attempt for a worthy exploit; if you speed well in it, the duke shall both speak of it and extend to you what further becomes his greatness, even to the utmost syllable of your worthiness.
    3.6 — Act 3 Scene 6 — Camp before Florence (53% in)

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