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All these years later, I’m still a sucker for a Baby Ruth, allegedly named for President Grover Cleveland’s deceased daughter, though that was likely a clever ruse to avoid paying royalties to the Sultan of Swat.
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The problems at Ozy included its chief operations officer impersonating a YouTube executive on an investor call with Goldman Sachs, which saw through the apparent ruse, and inflated traffic numbers.
HEDGE FUND INVESTOR MARC LASRY’S TOUGH WEEK JUST GOT A LOT WORSETRIPTI LAHIRIOCTOBER 4, 2021QUARTZ
His 40-year ruse unraveled as police pieced together anonymous tips, finally stumbling across the news of Lafferty’s second, officially verified death.
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Amy’s ensuing ordeal, however, also underlines the difficulty of maintaining such a ruse in a world where everyone has access to the same tools, knows the same tricks, and is able to make inquiries that put cons in jeopardy.
TRACING AN ISIS FIGHTER’S TERRIFYING SEDUCTION OF A FEMALE JOURNALISTNICK SCHAGERMAY 14, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Central government authorities were accused last year of tracking China’s oppressed Uighur minority in Xinjiang using DNA samples collected under the ruse of free health checks.
HONG KONG’S CITYWIDE COVID-19 TESTING HAS BECOME A BAROMETER OF PUBLIC TRUSTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
The ruse by which he and Lannes captured the bridge below Vienna was discreditable no doubt from the point of view of morality.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The motive of this harmless ruse was to bolster up Spanish prestige and thereby avoid bloodshed.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The English, fearing a ruse, continued to stand to their arms till their scouts confirmed the mortifying intelligence.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Another ruse to keep her mind engaged was to trace out our course with a stick on a patch of bare earth.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
It was but a ruse to hold his attention while savages up the slope and behind fallen timber drew a bead on him.
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WORDS RELATED TO RUSE

  • artifice
  • booby trap
  • cabal
  • collusion
  • complicity
  • connivance
  • conniving
  • conspiracy
  • contrivance
  • covin
  • design
  • device
  • fix
  • frame
  • frame-up
  • game
  • intrigue
  • little game
  • machination
  • maneuver
  • practice
  • ruse
  • scam
  • setup
  • stratagem
  • trick
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