What does the word subterfuge mean?

Usage examples for subterfuge

  1. With one last effort he attempted still to cling to his subterfuge. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. This new plan promised subtlety and subterfuge that would let out the Three C's. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  3. She resented the subterfuge in him, but she made no comment because his perplexity, his embarrassment were gratifying to her resentment, were restoring her self- possession, giving her a sense of power. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009