Origin of subterfuge
Examples from the Web for subterfuge
The websites, subterfuge, and paid surrogates cost them money.
Delving into why this slaughter never happened uncovers a story of spy-craft, subterfuge and tightly-kept secrets.
The witnesses were used in the worst possible way, as a sort of subterfuge to play on emotions.Claude Lanzmann on 'Shoah', His Memoir, and the Banality of Evil|Clémence Boulouque|June 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fitzpatrick came to Boston well suited to deal with subterfuge and corruption.Robert Fitzpatrick’s Memoir Reveals Attempts to Stop Whitey Bulger|T.J. English|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A book that will remain relevant as long as governments use ludicrous forms of subterfuge to disguise deviant behavior.
"All right, then," he barked out, at last casting aside all subterfuge.The Roof Tree|Charles Neville Buck
"I once told you that you were poor at subterfuge, and you know you are wronging them," she said.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
From beginning to end, his conduct was a record of cowardice and subterfuge.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
"The delay is only a subterfuge on your part," said the squire hotly.Frank's Campaign|Horatio Alger, Jr.
Who has never caught mother or sister in a falsehood or a subterfuge?The Dangerous Age|Karin Michalis
Word Origin for subterfuge
1570s, from Middle French subterfuge, from Late Latin subterfugium "an evasion," from Latin subterfugere "to evade, escape, flee by stealth," from subter "beneath, secretly" + fugere "flee" (see fugitive).