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stratagem
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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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
  • This dead man is bound up with my life, therefore I must do everything, promise everything in order to save myself; I swear blindly that I mean to live only for his sake and his family, with wet lips I try to placate him—and deep down in me lies the hope that I may buy myself off in this way and perhaps even get out of this; it is a little stratagem: if only I am allowed to escape, then I will see to it.
    Chapter 9 (87% in)

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