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Definition of gambit:

  • (noun) an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
  • (noun) a maneuver in a game or conversation
  • (noun) a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

Sentence Examples:

Gambit, including very full accounts of his own habits of body and other affairs; but of course he knew there was no innuendo in her remark, since his spare time and personal narrative had never been charged for.

At sixteen, he discovered the mysteries of the Danish Gambit, and cried.

It looked like an opening gambit for a fast sales talk on behalf of interstellar trade, a subject dear to his heart.

Was it just a conventional gambit to make-believe repentance and promise faithfully never, never to be naughty again?

Matters of intelligence concerning plots, flooding of mines, issue of false notes, and German spies were really much less important than the gambits of political tricksters.

Among my favorite gambits in fiction is the return to his impoverished home of one who left it a supposed wastrel, and has now lots and lots of money.

A complete and handy Manual of all the known Openings and Gambits, with a thorough analysis of each, its variations and defense, the more intricate of which are instructively carried out beyond the opening moves.

I could not practice this device myself, because when I had lighted upon, we will say, algebra, archery, and astigmatism, as possible subjects for talk, I should find it impossible to invent any gambit by which they could be successfully introduced.

Poignant domestic suffering, remediable probably by a strong man, seemed to paralyze him; he could not make his move, his gambit.

Girls from the ground-floor offices of Taft Bank chattered together, eyed Orison with the coolness due so attractive a competitor, and favored her with no gambit to enter their conversations.

I suppose the waiters had failed to notice her new gambit owing to the fact that she, and her soundless palaver, were fixtures in the place, like the intruding girders and the gaudy horsemen on the walls.