machination


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a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

Synonyms for machination

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

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The fact that he could find no safe means for accomplishing both these ends simultaneously was all that had protected either from his machinations.
Be frustrate, all ye stratagems of Hell, And, devilish machinations, come to nought
and constant machinations of Popery, a preservation so strange and
And she began, forthwith, to tell her story--a tale so neat, simple, and artless that it was quite evident from hearing her that if ever there was a white-robed angel escaped from heaven to be subject to the infernal machinations and villainy of fiends here below, that spotless being--that miserable unsullied martyr, was present on the bed before Jos--on the bed, sitting on the brandy-bottle.
However, the government in collaboration with the people, would frustrate any such machination.
Rachid Ammar a affirme a Ramzi Bettibi qu'on n'est pas en train d'assister a du terrorisme , mais a une machination (لعبة ) , ajoutant qu'on n'est pas en train de vivre du terrorisme , mais une machination , et que jusqu'a present on n'a rien vu .
366, Legarda proposed to amend Articles 363 and 364 of the Revised Penal Code to increase the penalty for the crime of incriminatory machination or implicating a crime to an innocent person or sowing intrigue to tarnish another person's reputation.
He added: "Cllr Foulkes and his previous administrations have allowed the public service culture of the council to become warped into one of back covering, secrecy, intimidation and machination and one that failed to act in the interest of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Hypnotizer announced its three new partners: Machination, ipercast, and WestcastSystems Machination, a communication agency that was one of Hypnotizer's first partners and who used hypnotizer.
Occupied with tumult, potent ingeniously interwoven plots within a plot, stratagems, snappy dialog, machination and wondrous creatures Merlin's Kin is filled with the elements of a first rate fantasy.
Created over the course of a decade, Bacchus follows cutthroat machinations of immortal Greek gods, especially the crafty Bacchus, God of Wine.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed condemned the ceasefire violations by the Pakistani and Indian forces and targeting civilians in the state demanding from Pakistan to stop "military machinations to inflict miseries on the people of Jammu and Kashmir".
Life is complicated by the jealous machinations of a younger sister and a variety of friends and relatives.
Stone argues the assassination "has all the classic machinations of a black ops.
He pledged that his country would fight against Israeli machinations in Jordan.