It will be great if we can bring that back with us." But the manner in which he said this made Ned feel sure that Tom had had other thoughts, and that he had used a little subterfuge
in his answer.
Eustace Macallan's death offered by the defense as a "clumsy subterfuge
, in which no reasonable being could discern the smallest fragment of probability." Without going quite so far as this, I, too, could see no reason whatever in the evidence for assuming that the poor woman had taken an overdose of the poison by mistake.
"Ah, Brighteyes, so you've pierced my little subterfuge
? Yes, they are eggs.
Why have they put me off with an infamous subterfuge
to account for it?
And I'd got to dance with the other Miss Gunn," said Godfrey, glad of the subterfuge
his uncle had suggested to him.
I saw a mind degraded by the practice of mean subterfuge
, by the habit of perfidious deception, and a body depraved by the infectious influence of the vice-polluted soul.
The Lacedaemonians, to gratify their allies, and yet preserve the semblance of an adherence to their ancient institutions, had recourse to the flimsy subterfuge
of investing Lysander with the real power of admiral, under the nominal title of vice-admiral.
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LATE OPERATIONS OF THE FRENCH AT THE MARQUESAS--PRUDENT CONDUCT OF THE ADMIRAL--SENSATION PRODUCED BY THE ARRIVAL OF THE STRANGERS--THE FIRST HORSE SEEN BY THE ISLANDERS--REFLECTIONS--MISERABLE SUBTERFUGE
OF THE FRENCH--DIGRESSION CONCERNING TAHITI--SEIZURE OF THE ISLAND BY THE ADMIRAL--SPIRITED CONDUCT OF AN ENGLISH LADY
Without falsehood or subterfuge
, Louise, am I to believe what Mademoiselle de Montalais stated?
But this time I was not to be outwitted by any such petty subterfuge
. Before she had half arisen I had grasped her by the arm, and then, as I saw the guard starting to make a concerted rush upon me from all sides, I whipped out my dagger and, holding it close to that vile breast, ordered them to halt.
Therefore, without subterfuge
or hesitation, tell me the truth - "
When he thrust, however, I was not there, for I had fought with therns before; and while none had ever resorted to precisely that same expedient, I knew them to be the least honorable and most treacherous fighters upon Mars, and so was ever on the alert for some new and devilish subterfuge
when I was engaged with one of their race.