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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ruse

ruse can be used as a noun

1.It was simply a ruse to divert inquiry into a wrong channel. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
2."Indeed, it is a likely ruse enough," observed Bradstreet thoughtfully. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
3.After all it was a ruse of the Thenardiers to obtain money. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.This man and this woman were ruse and rage wedded--a hideous and terrible team. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Among these men, to beat means to feign one beats a malady ruse is their strength. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.This posing at the piano and over the album was only a little ruse adopted by way of precaution. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.The ruse succeeded, for the avaricious shepherd, unable to resist the tempting bait, gave the desired information, upon which Hermes, exerting his divine power, changed him into a lump of touchstone, as. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
8.His having moved his troops there is only a ruse he will probably pass round to the right of the Moskva. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.That I spake of sacrifices and honey-sacrifices, it was merely a ruse in talking and verily, a useful folly Here aloft can I now speak freer than in front of mountain-caves and anchorites' domestic animals. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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