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The ploy worked—he promptly was named the king’s astronomer and received a royal stipend—but his colleagues outside of England objected.
THE PLANETS WITH THE GIANT DIAMONDS INSIDE - ISSUE 102: HIDDEN TRUTHSCOREY S. POWELLJULY 7, 2021NAUTILUS
Some brands like puzzle company Blue Kazoo have leaned into the platform as a customer feedback ploy, combing through comments for notes on product improvements and more.
MARKETING BRIEFING: 4 TRENDS THAT CAPTURED MARKETERS’ ATTENTION THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND WHAT’S NEXTKRISTINA MONLLOSJULY 6, 2021DIGIDAY
Perhaps what bothers some people so much about the Kardashians is that their ploys for stardom worked so well.
‘KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS’ ENDS NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPERJORDAN JULIANJUNE 11, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Musk’s presence, and the sketches that followed, were part of a cynical ploy to boost the show’s pop culture capital within an entertainment landscape that has largely passed it by.
SNL USED ELON MUSK AS A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO STAY RELEVANTADAM EPSTEINMAY 9, 2021QUARTZ
This is easily dismissed as a cynical marketing ploy, so you’ll need to follow through on your promise.
SEVEN FIRST-PARTY DATA CAPTURING OPPORTUNITIES YOUR BUSINESS IS MISSING OUT ONJOE DAWSONAPRIL 29, 2021SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Brands like Burger King and KFC are reverting to retro logos in a nostalgia ploy, making you long for a time when your life was simplerWhile loading Burger King’s website, I saw the change firsthand.
FAST FOOD’S RETRO GLOW-UPJAYA SAXENAMARCH 25, 2021EATER
Ten years ago, a desperate Egyptian government, led by then-President Hosni Mubarak, ordered the nation’s Internet to be shut down, a ploy to stymie pro-democracy protests.
MYANMAR: HOW REPRESSIVE REGIMES QUASH DISSENT WITH INTERNET SHUTDOWNSROBERT HACKETTFEBRUARY 2, 2021FORTUNE
Scholz, the SPD’s chancellor candidate who will attend the meeting, denied that his criticism was a campaign ploy.
MERKEL PUSHES TO SPEED UP VACCINE ROLLOUT, AS GERMAN LOCKDOWN TIGHTENSKDUNN6JANUARY 6, 2021FORTUNE
Many of these users are online novices who have become easy victims for new and old ploys alike.
HERE'S HOW SHOPPING SCAMS ON FACEBOOK ARE RIPPING OFF THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS, WITH THE MONEY FLOWING OVERSEASANDREW R. CHOWDECEMBER 19, 2020TIME
And so destroy our only defences; it is, indeed, a wise ploy!
LOCHINVARS. R. CROCKETT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PLOY

  • aid
  • apparatus
  • artifice
  • catch
  • concern
  • counterfeit
  • deceit
  • device
  • dodge
  • fake
  • feint
  • fixture
  • fun
  • gadget
  • gambit
  • game
  • gizmo
  • imposture
  • instrument
  • jest
  • maneuver
  • means
  • method
  • ploy
  • ruse
  • secret
  • shift
  • sport
  • stratagem
  • stunt
  • trick
  • widget
  • wile
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