There were other wearying, high-level Democratic machinations.
He may be an exception, but his example proves that grace can confound the expectations and machinations of curial politics.
So perhaps the barbed wire and the machinations of the plot did duty for other obstacles that stood between myself and freedom.
They huddle in each other's offices, selectively sharing intelligence about their peers' machinations, real and imagined.
Now a former member of their legal team, Alisa Obraztsova, tells what happened because of Kremlin machinations.
No machinations were too hideous, nor too infamous, when suggested by the one to gratify the other.
Come, I will confess the machinations of my wicked old heart.
But what could she do to thwart the machinations of a man who laughed at her moods, who encouraged her with each fresh outburst?
What protection had the defenceless child that had been I against these machinations?
I had always believed the character and machinations of Ormond to be worthy of caution and fear.
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.