I was afraid to tell my story directly, wanted to couch it in a fanciful (and imitative) yarn of sex and intrigue.
Also adding to the intrigue late last year was a very sudden change in the rules of succession.
And From the Department of British Tabloids Count on the Sun to spice up the intrigue in Group C.
His objectives seemed to include mystery, intrigue, and the now-routine policy stand that all options are always on the table.
Mabille particularly likes Mata Hari or The Marquise de Montespan as women of intrigue.
In an intrigue based on such lines Miguel Figuero was an adept.
Spanish colour and Italian intrigue are added to the old mirth of France.
There is an exaggerated forceful woman, the Vicomtesse de Fourchamps, who plays a sustained but obscure part in the intrigue.
The Government was shot through with intrigue and corruption.
This pale lady with the raven ringlets carried on an intrigue with a handsome page.
1610s, "to trick, deceive, cheat" (earlier entriken, late 14c.), from French intriguer (16c.), from Italian intrigare "to plot, meddle," from Latin intricare "entangle" (see intricate). Meaning "to plot or scheme" first recorded 1714; that of "to excite curiosity" is from 1894. Related: Intrigued; intriguing (1680s, "plotting, scheming;" meaning "exciting curiosity" is from 1909).
1640s, probably from intrigue (v.).