Usage examples for stratagem

  1. This was only done by much stratagem and strength, by desperate tugging and pushing, and by lying flat on my waist on the rolled- up half to keep it quiet while I brought the loose half over. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  2. But his brother Louis would not deliver him up to their fury, and they resolved to effect by stratagem, what they could not by intrigue. – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. " This is a fine stratagem," said Aerssens, " to fling the States- General headlong into the war, and, as it were, without knowing it." – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  4. This stratagem succeeded beyond the most sanguine expectation of the New Lights. – Quodlibet by John P. Kennedy
  5. Some now took one direction, some another, and he perceived with joy that his stratagem had been at least partially successful. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  6. At first the officers found it difficult to execute this agreement, the youth, who was a good swordsman, making it a dangerous task to approach him; but ultimately he was secured by stratagem, and thrown into a dungeon. – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram
  7. Lacking him and his stratagem we might still be hammering at the walls of Tournoy and our whole campaign be sore delayed. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  8. They resort to every stratagem which a vile and savage spirit could inspire. – Three Years in the Federal Cavalry by Willard Glazier
  9. Having made preparations for the daring stratagem by which he hoped to save the women and children, Red Dog divided his little force into two companies. – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  10. It was all very wrong- very low, if you like- but somehow it then seemed simple enough- a lawful stratagem for the right. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  11. It was by a stratagem the bird was to be taken. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. The stratagem of the cup was cunningly devised to test their feelings. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  13. The Confederate generals, therefore, in order to impose upon their enemies, and to maintain the belief that Washington was threatened, had recourse to stratagem. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  14. She said to me: " We must see her,- her face expresses her emotions very clearly; she is not good at lying; we shall easily extract her secret, and make her blush for her stratagem." – The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV. by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  15. The arrow had pierced it from front to rear completely through and was lost; a center shot at eighty yards; a most remarkable bit of archery and hunting stratagem. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  16. His stratagem was not without its reward. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  17. As we proceeded the conviction was borne in on me that the stratagem had at least saved us from immediate capture. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  18. Ewald released himself by this stratagem; he took the simple soldier, who was left with him to fetch the ransom, first to the door of a cellar in order to give him a drink of wine, and under the pretext of fetching the key he escaped. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  19. He accused her of wanting to get him out of the house by stratagem, that she might lock him out; and he flung the pence back amongst them. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. This strange stratagem would seem incredible, if we had not on record one or two occasions on which it was actually practised. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman