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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.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
This ruse led the French admiral to suppose that these three vessels were men-of-war, composing the escort of the fleet.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
Another ruse was, to hammer at some titled mansion, and inquire for another titled person, by mistake.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
For a moment a sudden sickness smote Hale's face, then Devil Judd's ruse flashed to him and, wheeling, he sprang to the ground.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
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