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stra tuh juhm

  • n  a maneuver in a game or conversation
  • n  an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

  • What part of Mayor LaGuardia's bustling salesmanship Mayor Ellenstein considered a stratagem he did not say, but anyone could guess.
  • As McDonough once said: "Our culture has adopted a design stratagem that says: If brute force or massive amounts of energy don't work, you're not using enough of it.
  • They balked at a new Wilson stratagem to tamp down inflation through deep cuts in social service spending and forced Wilson to call for a vote of confidence.
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  • Harold Pinter in
    It's a scintillating stratagem,says Harold Pinter, this year's winner of the Nobel prize for literature. "Language is actually employed to keep thought at bay."
  • Manuel Zelaya in AFP
    Today, using a new stratagem, the attorney general who has equal or more responsibility as the soldiers, is presenting accusations...... to achieve impunity for the soldiers by accusing them of minor crimes,Zelaya said in a statement.
  • Mullah Mohammad Omar in AKI - Adnkronos International
    Those who have occupied our country and taken our people as hostage, want to use the stratagem of negotiation like they used the drama of elections in order to achieve their colonialist objectives,Omar said.

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