Definition of machination
1 : an act of machinating
2 : a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end backstage machinations … that have dominated the film industry — Peter Bogdanovich
Examples of machination in a Sentence
incredibly complicated machinations to assassinate the president that inevitably failed
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A general in the room speculates that ICO may be the cause of the disappearance, and any political machinations underway halt as the White House prepares for the worst.
Because up until now, the motivations and machinations of Netflix couldn't really be understood.
Not a day goes by that there is not new and wondrous news to lay out in the ongoing tale of investigations into Russia, Trump, elections, machinations and general skullduggery.
That includes the machinations of Rasputin, the mystic advisor to the last Czar and Czarina, Nicholas and Alexandra.
The age-of-terror Wag the Dog machinations that then unfolded had an especially gothic edge.
Regardless, the Court does not find Plaintiff’s argument meritorious, and will not insulate counsel from their own strategic machinations.
That character, Victoria Leeds, is a drug dealer and would-be real estate mogul whose machinations threaten the Bay.
In the meantime, machinations before the bar continue with the scheduling of a Jan. 6 trial to decide who owns the Watchmen.
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