Subterfuge in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Subterfuge

(countable) An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and diplomatics. | (uncountable) Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity.

Short Example Sentence for Subterfuge

  • 1. It is your own subterfuge that is unpardonable. 🔊
  • 2. Drew laughed to himself at the delicious subterfuge of it. 🔊
  • 3. The subterfuge no doubt was useful. 🔊
  • 4. Brett scowled terribly as a subterfuge for laughter. 🔊
  • 5. It was a subterfuge to see if you noticed; and you did. 🔊
  • 6. Silence or subterfuge is the only refuge for those who dare not speak frankly. 🔊
  • 7. Did not each subterfuge stretch out arms beckoning on some nameless end? 🔊
  • 8. Who could associate shame or subterfuge with tones so charged with merriment? 🔊
  • 9. Here was no question of that trumpery subterfuge of the Wyrons. 🔊
  • 10. Was retribution following thus fast because of that subterfuge of Mugwump? 🔊

How to use Subterfuge in a Sentence?

  • 1. It goes on for ever by the simple subterfuge of changing a few words in each verse. 🔊
  • 2. Since subterfuge had failed, he felt that he had nothing else to rely upon but physical agility. 🔊
  • 3. By the subterfuge I knew who was paying for the woman, though his income was always slender. 🔊
  • 4. But Valentina, in her sweet naturalness, thought never of subterfuge or of dalliant wiles. 🔊
  • 5. An essential attribute of the boldest and most picturesque of that gentry was the quality of deceit and subterfuge and hypocrisy. 🔊
  • 6. The wickedness of subterfuge vanished now that subterfuge was found to be successful in attaining a desired end. 🔊
  • 7. Once more he resorted to subterfuge to find out when she was likely to be coming, and in general she succeeded in outwitting him. 🔊
  • 8. He came to my father assuring him that he was poor, which he told me afterwards was only a subterfuge and false pretence. 🔊
  • 9. This subterfuge of the Bishop did not change matters at all, because by this time the case had been practically settled. 🔊
  • 10. But he had wriggled, he had lied, he had used subterfuge after subterfuge, and so pushed on the evil day of final reckoning. 🔊
  • 11. And there was no mystery, no secret, no subterfuge on the part of Jesus as to the source of his power. 🔊
  • 12. By the unfortunate law of the 31st of May 1850 it even tried by a subterfuge to restrict the universal suffrage guaranteed by the constitution. 🔊
  • 13. Of course, the greater part of this talk was mere subterfuge to gain time; he had already told Gizzard all he knew. 🔊
  • 14. Martin knew that the books he took to bed were mainly a subterfuge to enable Little Billy to keep the light burning. 🔊
  • 15. John Barrett and Pulaski Britt had always been too confident of their own power to think subterfuge necessary. 🔊
  • 16. In a pursuit of this kind there was no subterfuge too mean, no treachery too base for Sir Rowland Blake. 🔊
  • 17. No doubt it was a subterfuge employed to secure princely obedience, very much as the common little boy is brought to time by mention of the ubiquitous bogie man. 🔊