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artifice
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
a deceptive maneuver (a trick to help pretend)
  • One artifice succeeded with her to admiration.
    Book 11 (34% in)
  • I saw a selfishness in him long ago which I despised; but it is lately, very lately, that I have found him capable of the basest and blackest designs; for, indeed, I have at last found out, that he hath taken an advantage of the openness of my own temper, and hath concerted the deepest project, by a long train of wicked artifice, to work my ruin, which at last he hath effected.
    Book 12 (61% in)

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