Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Once outside, Mathieu resolved that he would try no ruses with her.

The ruses adopted in flight are as varied as those of attack.

The enemy are also full of tricks and ruses for catching us by luring us into ambuscades.

And have your masks and your ruses, that ye may be mistaken for what you are, or somewhat feared!

Such is one of the ruses resorted to in war to deceive your antagonist.

The Belgæ tried all sorts of tricks and ruses to draw Cæsar from his position, but they did not succeed in doing this.

He did not respond to any of the ruses so often used to get a colored man to talk—scorn or incredulity or sternness.

All ruses they had ever heard of they tried over again to draw a fire and exhaust the besieged man's ammunition.

The honest diplomat, who maintained he'd discovered that to tell the truth was the greatest of ruses.

But these, emerging parched and sinking from their subterranean holes, were still equal to the ruses of their tormentors.