Noun(1) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
(1) In some circles, ethics experts are infamous for just this kind of psychological legerdemain .(2) The target of the latter piece of legislative legerdemain is the Free Software movement itself.(3) Zusi, who was not deposed for trial, denies that he ever made such threats or encouraged anyone to use accounting legerdemain to manage earnings.(4) The latter is the insidious inflation dodge, a piece of legerdemain that governments have been using over centuries to take bigger and bigger bites of your property.(5) When that logic is exposed, as in this case, as intellectual legerdemain , he retreats to pitiful, pleading casuistry.(6) There were fine nuggets of legerdemain , courtesy of the illusionist Paul Kieve.(7) What was the point of this sophisticated legerdemain with Ray's aliases?(8) Much to the satisfaction of legitimate entertainers, the book also expresses respect for the art of legerdemain , which it discusses using that very term.(9) Convincing voter-taxpayers that they should pay for something available for free naturally requires some political legerdemain .(10) Readers are invited to imagine how Copperfield will pull off this magic coup, but we reckon it will involve a couple of balls, a cup and plenty of legerdemain .(11) a classic piece of management legerdemain(12) And the consequence of this ill-considered commitment seems to have been the introduction of various fast-track schemes, corner cutting on entry visa requirements and other acts of legerdemain .(13) In the year since Tyco was hit with charges of accounting legerdemain , the company kept making acquisitions, though it completed fewer big ones.(14) Stripped to its essentials, her endeavor bestows a constitutional benediction upon the intellectual legerdemain that enables universities to practice racial discrimination.
(1) legerdemain :: legerdemain
(2) main :: main
2. trickery ::
3. deception ::
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