Such was the "message" so cleverly given to the credulous monarch by the traitors and intriguers about him.
If there be atheists, which I doubt, they are the calumniators, the intriguers with whom the world is infested.
When all was quiet the seven intriguers slipped down the fire escape and disappeared in the darkness—safely escaping discovery.
How do your lawyers live, your politicians, your intriguers, your men of the Exchange?
The Queen of Navarre is a heroine and a saint but, although a wise woman, she is no match for intriguers.
Beware of intriguers who may push you on from private motives of their own.
To her resorted the contractors, the employees, the intriguers, when they wanted to get something from the celebrated councilor.
A soldier like you is at a disadvantage among these intriguers.
The intriguers and imbeciles claim the Western victories as the illustration of McClellan's great (p. 164) strategy.
The intriguers rose in mass to adopt this address to the French.
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.).