Examples of trickery in a Sentence
He resorted to trickery to get what he wanted.
Delia resorted to trickery—even loading up the fishing equipment—to induce her dog into the car for his vet appointment.
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Lawlor argued that the legislation was passed with political trickery by gutting a bill and inserting the proposal in it so it could be approved in the waning days of the legislative session.
Between the foie gras, presented as a trompe l’oeil strawberry, and the squab breast, whose skin is caramelized with sugar and cooked to a crackle, comes a dish whose trickery stumps even a seasoned cook.
Throughout the 2017/18 campaign, Bolasie made a total of 17 appearances across all competitions, scoring only once, although his trickery could inject the exact kind of mercurial talent Newcastle fans have been craving into their team.
The Warriors are like the Bill Walsh 49ers, who were often scorned as a finesse team, winning on trickery.
Patricelli can test this dynamic with some good old robotic trickery.
Even with all the televisual trickery in reality show production, there was no faking the artistry and care involved.
Duchamp underscored the deliberateness of his visual trickery by removing a piece of the picture’s frame — telling, perhaps, for the oddball framing devices DeLap was soon making.
DJ Khaled, meanwhile, wore a bright cerulean suit and actually jumped on the red carpet, producing the kind of photos that normally require the coaxing and trickery of a bar mitzvah photographer.
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artfulness, caginess (also cageyness), craftiness, cunning, deviousness, foxiness, oiliness, shadiness, sharpness, shiftiness, shrewdness, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, sneakiness, treachery, underhandedness, wiliness;
Synonym Discussion of trickery
- magicians are masters of deception
- indicted for fraud
- a go-between suspected of double-dealing
- obtained the papers by subterfuge
- resorted to trickery to gain their ends
TRICKERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trickery for English Language Learners
: the use of tricks to deceive or cheat someone
TRICKERY Defined for Kids
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