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“Texas has employed an array of stratagems designed to shield its unconstitutional law from judicial review,” Roberts wrote.

This was the stratagem of leftists everywhere for a long, long time.

Mao was a master of the ancient Empty City Stratagem, which seeks to conceal weakness with a show of confidence, even aggression.

The stratagem worked, because the ships went about from one tack to the other without being seen by the Dutch.

But I always suspected it was a stratagem on his part to avoid playing, and that nothing really ailed him.

Aunty Rosa had credited him in the past with petty cunning and stratagem that had never entered into his head.

Lady Arabella Seymour escaped from confinement in the tower of London by stratagem.

Rabelais was not more cunning when he hit upon his stratagem for getting carried to Paris.


On this page you'll find 103 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stratagem, such as: gimmick, one-upmanship, ploy, ruse, subterfuge, and wile.

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