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A clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
“The artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks.”
Clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others
“Between the extremes of naturalism and overt artifice there are transitional pieces that combine both modes.”
Subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something
“A combination of theatrical artifice and dazzling cinematic movement.”
The use of clever underhanded actions to achieve an end
“… he's willing to resort to artifice to get himself out of this jam.”
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