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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Lucy, too, has been wrecked by her family's bloody machinations.
Mueller looms as the greatest threat to Trump’s presidency, and is therefore the object of his chief strategist’s latest machinations.
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.
All those weird machinations in Philly may finally be morphing into something interesting for the 76ers.
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.
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