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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.

Usage examples (39)
  • These thugs were acting at someone else's bequest - no doubt for money or for more sinister machinations of organized crime.
  • And they should expect more of this kind of machination from the Republicans.
  • But ousted president Pascal Lissouba's entourage in Paris called the accord a "machination," while his last prime minister, Bernard
  • I knew there was some machination at work here ... for more
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