It is the most deliciously Machiavellian undertaking in years.
El Comandante used his Machiavellian bag of tricks to fuel a spoils system and political juggernaut that Venezuelans worshiped.
The hapless investigators live in a far different world than Mackey and his Machiavellian methods.
From Tribal Council to taxes to Trump, trouble seems to follow the Machiavellian reality-TV competitor.
“George is not a Machiavellian self-interested monster,” Ashton said calmly on the last day of rebuttal.
Did some strange chance, some Machiavellian combination introduce Louise at Richeport?
Yet this was but a shallow artifice, unworthy of my Machiavellian aunt.
Think of the colossal nerve of the man—the Machiavellian subtlety of his brain.
The operations of war were directed by the same Machiavellian maxims.
Yet to say more was so contrary to a man of his Italian notions and Machiavellian maxims!
"cunning, deceitful, unscrupulous," 1570s, from Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), Florentine statesman and author of "Del Principe," a work advising rulers to place advantage above morality. A word of abuse in English well before his works were translated ("The Discourses" 1636, "The Prince" 1640), in part because his books were Indexed by the Church, in part because of French attacks on him (e.g. Gentillet's, translated into English 1602).