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subterfuge
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
  • "Excuse my little subterfuge," said the countess, in reply to her companion's half-reproachful observation on the subject; "but that horrid man had made me feel quite uncomfortable, and I longed to be alone, that I might compose my startled mind."
    Chapters 33-34 (85% in)
  • " "Well, let it be three weeks then," said Morcerf; "but remember, at the expiration of that time no delay or subterfuge will justify you in"— "M.
    Chapters 77-78 (98% in)

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