Thesaurus / ploy
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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
I give you the old word, Elrigmore: 'Claymore and the Gael '; for the rest—pardon me—you gentlemen are out of the ploy.
JOHN SPLENDIDNEIL MUNRO
Na, na—his Excellency ken'd nought o' that ploy—it was a' managed atween Rashleigh and mysell.
ROB ROY, COMPLETE, ILLUSTRATEDSIR WALTER SCOTT
I don't think he went on to describe any—it was mostly a ploy on my part to curry him or make him feel more at ease.
WARREN COMMISSION (2 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. II (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
There is a misprint of 'employ' in Thomas Davies' edition, as before.
If I was a stone or two lighter, and had one to look after the shop, it's off on this ploy I would be too.
THE LOST PIBROCHNEIL MUNRO
WORDS RELATED TO PLOY
- little game
- monkey business
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