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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The player is tasked with this guiding family as its various members scatter across Westeros, doing their best to hold power—and, of course, stay alive—in a world full of complicated political machinations, and occasionally outright betrayal.
No matter how clever Houston gets with machinations like this, either signing Tucker at a mid-level rate or acquiring him via sign-and-trade subjects the Rockets to the hard cap.
Mija, unlike her mercenary grandfather, was kept in the dark about Mirando’s machinations.
The handling of Kane's injury and the cap machinations ruffled some feathers around the league.
Even as Ronaldo stewed this past week, Madrid’s internal machinations were working on a plot to land the French wunderkind who could be his long-term successor, Kylian Mbappe.
But if Macron’s rise to victory is contrasted by the stark contortions gripping the U.K., his overarching challenge is how to translate a presidential election based on personality into the everyday machinations of politics.
Even though the machinations of a retrial would be handled by attorneys, the ultimate decision of the next panel of jurors will be, once again, heavily dependent on their assessment of Constand and Cosby.
Through a series of complicated machinations, Sharif eventually found an apartment outside the compound, at which point she was confronted with her next challenge: how to get to work when Saudi women are not permitted to drive.
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