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ruse
used in The Guardian

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Definition
a deceptive maneuver — such as a trick or lie
  • But because he hadn't shown up yet to pick them up from the salon, she guessed she'd been right in thinking that the whole thing had been a ruse to see her again.
    Twenty-five (58% in)
ruse = a deceptive maneuver — such as a trick or lie
  • Neither of those were options, so instead she decided to stretch the truth just a bit, under the ruse of verifying the arrest report.
    Thirty-one (53% in)

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