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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Scheming or crafty actions; Subtle maneuvers; Artful designs.

Usage examples (33)
  • The point of Orlando's machinations is to remove Hesperus as a rival for Floribel's affections.
  • Well, some record label machinations and a bit of switcheroo in the band's membership happened, and 2008's
  • Some say Frederick’s interference in machinations of the powerful helped foment or prolong the chaos of the First World War.
  • You will notice also the letters warning Mr. Hale of certain machinations of commercial enemies and secret manipulations of stock. for more
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