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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture).

Usage examples (36)
  • I want to be seen here in my simple, natural, ordinary fashion, without straining or artifice;
  • This declaration of artifice is to the point because it both invests in the power of representation and recognizes its limitations.
  • And so he did, with sly artifice, which is worse in such hands than a crowbar.
  • They assumed that we must live by artifice, and they entitled artifice 'Science.'" for more
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