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.
Let no one know that I have come, for I must slay the suitors by stratagem.
And the Jews devised a stratagem against him; but God devised a stratagem against them; and God is the best deviser of stratagems.
It cannot be overtaken by a horseman, and its capture is generally the result of some stratagem.
The stratagem of the wily savage was thus perfectly successful.
This part of the stratagem was the most difficult to accomplish.
This memorial of a mother's love she contrived, by stratagem, to transmit to her daughter.
The stratagem was a good one, Demetrius, observed the grand vizier.
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).