It was not the machination or revenge of a disappointed suitor.
It is pleasant to record that all this match-making and machination came to naught.
Never was frail and trembling mortal less prepared to encounter with machination, and to brave unheard of dangers.
His elevation to the presidency was the act of his fellow-citizens—not the machination of himself.
Disunion is at the bottom of this long-concealed Texas machination.
The characters of all these personages were unblemished and respectable, until this machination was detected.
All MacTaggart's anger rose against madame for her machination.
The villain's machination, the lover tied to the railroad track, the train dashing to within two inches of its victim.
From the moment when Iago sets his machination to work, they are like people sliding down an ice-slope to an inevitable abyss.
Lauzun was always occupied with some machination, even against those to whom he was indifferent; this kept his hand in.
late 15c., "a plotting, intrigue," from Old French machinacion "plot, conspiracy, scheming, intrigue," from Latin machinationem (nominative machinatio) "device, contrivance, machination," noun of action from past participle stem of machinari "contrive skillfully, to design; to scheme, to plot," from machina (see machine). Related: Machinations.