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ruse
used in A Room With A View

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Definition
a deceptive maneuver — such as a trick or lie
  • It sometimes seemed as if she planned every word she spoke or caused to be spoken; as if all this worry about cabs and change had been a ruse to surprise the soul.
    Chapter 14 (61% in)
  • It was really a ruse of Lucy's to justify her despondency—a ruse of which she was not herself conscious, for she was marching in the armies of darkness.
    Chapter 18 (39% in)
  • It was really a ruse of Lucy's to justify her despondency—a ruse of which she was not herself conscious, for she was marching in the armies of darkness.
    Chapter 18 (39% in)

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