A variant of hystericization, or projecting one's uneasiness about a perceived threat onto woman in the form of illness, conspiratorial thinking both reflects (in the rhetor) and construes (in the audience) a broadly-based, free-floating sense of paranoia that plots and counterplots
Anakin and Padme's romance blossoms; Obi Wan discovers an unanticipated clone army; plots and counterplots
rise in the Senate; lots of rock 'em-sock 'em battles are thrown in for good measure; and, as they point out in all the reviews--Yoda fights
In the face of gathering storm, it is business as usual with relentless plots, counterplots
against each other.
to "constant civil war, plots, and counterplots
, and no less [sic]
Amid plots and counterplots
, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
It is only after some five hundred pages of plots, subplots, and counterplots
that readers fully discover that this conflict, as well as Franzen's novel, is a confidence trick.
Shia vs Sunni, Persian vs Arab) with the controlling effects of the imperial powers, and the whole region is a complete mess of plots and counterplots
fuelled mainly by U.
Their troubles are only beginning when they reach the capitol city of Mandelion, where the plots and counterplots
of the various guilds and factions catch the travelers in a dangerous web.
In All's Well, Clark considers the rhetorical use of aphorism as a means of generating plots and counterplots
to produce a surprise ending conventional for the genre of problem plays.