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stratagem
used in Catch-22

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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
  • Each time they followed his example, he retreated with concern and racked his brain for some new stratagem that would enable him to turn upon them scornfully again.
    Chapter 11 — Captain Black (38% in)
  • He was complacent and insecure, daring in the administrative stratagems he employed to bring himself to the attention of his superiors and craven in his concern that his schemes might all backfire.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (1% in)

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