This was the stratagem of leftists everywhere for a long, long time.
This man I caught by stratagem and in such a manner as to win over to my side his favorite.
Will they not suspect, when once introduced to you, the stratagem that has been adopted?
And the Jews devised a stratagem against him; but God devised a stratagem against them; and God is the best deviser of stratagems.
He merely wished to keep us here a little while until he could by stratagem outflank us.
The stratagem of the wily savage was thus perfectly successful.
In spite of her stratagem, however, she did not escape what she apprehended.
This memorial of a mother's love she contrived, by stratagem, to transmit to her daughter.
They could not catch them, except by stratagem; or, when they were caught, they could not hold them.
To discover the members of this sect a stratagem was employed.
"artifice, trick," late 15c., from Middle French stratagème "trick, especially to outwit an enemy," from Italian stratagemma, from Latin strategema "artifice, stratagem," from Greek strategema "the act of a general, military stratagem," from strategein "to be a general, command," from strategos "general" (see strategy).