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synonyms for ruses

  • feint
  • game plan
  • gimmick
  • hoax
  • ploy
  • sham
  • stratagem
  • stunt
  • subterfuge
  • angle
  • artifice
  • blind
  • deceit
  • device
  • dodge
  • gambit
  • game
  • imposture
  • jig
  • maneuver
  • scenario
  • shenanigans
  • shift
  • switch
  • twist
  • wile
  • booby trap
  • curveball
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antonyms for ruses

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  • frankness
  • honesty
  • openness
  • reality
  • stagnation
  • truth
  • truthfulness
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How to use ruses in a sentence

When the mink reached the second thicket, his keen and experienced craft penetrated at once the poor ruses of the fugitive.
KINGS IN EXILESIR CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS
Any number of these ruses will occur to the minds of my readers, and I want to mention a few of them that we actually tried.
TRAINING FOR THE TRENCHESLESLIE VICKERS
Ruses of war or stratagems are deceit employed during military operations for the purpose of misleading the enemy.
INTERNATIONAL LAW. A TREATISE. VOLUME II (OF 2)LASSA FRANCIS OPPENHEIM
But in order to illustrate acts carried out as ruses some instances may be given.
INTERNATIONAL LAW. A TREATISE. VOLUME II (OF 2)LASSA FRANCIS OPPENHEIM
But ruses of war are also employed, and are very often the decisive factor, during battles.
INTERNATIONAL LAW. A TREATISE. VOLUME II (OF 2)LASSA FRANCIS OPPENHEIM
Ruses are customarily allowed in sea warfare within the same limits as in land warfare, perfidy being excluded.
INTERNATIONAL LAW. A TREATISE. VOLUME II (OF 2)LASSA FRANCIS OPPENHEIM
It is in the poems of Chandi Das, however, that Krishna's most daring ruses are described.
THE LOVES OF KRISHNA IN INDIAN PAINTING AND POETRYW. G. ARCHER
If you knew half the tricks and ruses played upon me, you would not wonder at my suspecting all the world.
EAST LYNNEMRS. HENRY WOOD
Their ruses remain invisible, like the hidden stitches which catch back the folds and laces of their dress.
ARTISTS' WIVESALPHONSE DAUDET
For although he be a foolish beast he has many ruses and treasons to help himself.
THE MASTER OF GAMESECOND DUKE OF YORK, EDWARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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