- artificial aid,
- artificial aids,
- artificial blood
Origin of artifice
Examples from the Web for artifice
There is usually something transparent about the artifice required by famous artists trying to remain current.
The collection is by turn bizarre, hilarious, unpredictable, all of it without a single note of artifice.
Where Raphael constructed ideal women and made them seem normal and necessary, Dürer constructs ideal works of art and artifice.
He is unfailingly polite and contrite, still slightly awkward with the artifice of campaigning after all these years.South Carolina Street Fight in First District Congressional Primary|John Avlon|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, these photos also emphasize the artifice that lies behind documentation.
The capture of Tarentum, though effected by artifice more than valour, was considered honourable to Fabius.History of Rome, Vol III|Titus Livius
What he could obtain by negociations or by artifice, he required not by force of arms.
By that artifice he secured all the remaining property of the unhappy sufferers for his own use.
In the whole course of the education of her son and daughter, she has pursued a system of artifice.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
It is not a matter of artifice and simulation; it is a matter of being genuine and not a sham.Shadows of the Stage|William Winter
Word Origin for artifice
1530s, "workmanship, the making of anything by craft or skill," from Middle French artifice "skill, cunning" (14c.), from Latin artificium "a profession, trade, employment, craft; making by art," from artifex (genitive artificis) "craftsman, artist," from ars "art" (see art (n.)) + facere "do" (see factitious). Meaning "device, trick" (the usual modern sense) is from 1650s.