The ruse worked and her attendance at the party went unreported.
The ruse lasted for 20 years until Subramaniam tried to reenter Singapore under a fake name.
But the Beyoncé stage pictures are a ruse: they have an air of intimacy while telling us nothing of substance at all.
In Le Monde's excerpts, Merah is evidently proud of his ruse.
But Crystal sees through the ruse, and gives Julian a thorough dressing-down, insulting the size of his manhood.
The ruse worked, and soon the doctor found his calls were bona fide.
This ruse of the Indians was discovered on Friday, the 11th.
I had sent none, of course, but guessed that it was a ruse of von Nauheim's to keep us apart while he was away in Munich.
The ruse succeeded to the extent of compelling the Parisian to retreat.
It is only a ruse on his part in order to remove any jealousy that a greater gift might awaken.
early 15c., "dodging movements of a hunted animal;" 1620s, "a trick," from Old French ruse, reuse "diversion, switch in flight; trick, jest" (14c.), back-formed noun from reuser "to dodge, repel, retreat; deceive, cheat," from Latin recusare "deny, reject, oppose," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + causari "plead as a reason, object, allege," from causa "reason, cause" (see cause (n.)). It also has been proposed that the French word may be from Latin rursus "backwards," or a Vulgar Latin form of refusare. Johnson calls it, "A French word neither elegant nor necessary." The verb ruse was used in Middle English.