The goal of my book is to empower people to see through this scheming.
Mantel, unfortunately, repeats the “scheming Anne” portrayal in her own novels.
The specter of the coming caliphate has crowded out the old myth of the scheming elders of Zion.
Even the most sketch-ball, scheming car mechanic knows how much those brake pads cost.
We still have enemies who spend every waking hour scheming of ways to blow up that mall of imagined peacetime.
There lay the scheming, busy head, but what availed all its calculations and its cunning now!
Will you take me, also, out of this hell of plotting and scheming, and this chaos of exile and death?
The widow Francis (she was but Mrs. Francis Esmond) was a scheming, artful, heartless hussy.
She's been angling and scheming for it for years, but she will find who she has to deal with.
Unlike him in every respect was the partner of his joys: a more bustling, plotting, scheming existence it was hard to conceive.
1550s, "figure of speech," from Medieval Latin schema "shape, figure, form, appearance; figure of speech; posture in dancing," from Greek skhema (genitive skhematos) "figure, appearance, the nature of a thing," related to skhein "to get," and ekhein "to have," from PIE root *segh- "to hold, to hold in one's power, to have" (cf. Sanskrit sahate "he masters, overcomes," sahah "power, victory;" Avestan hazah "power, victory;" Greek ekhein "to have, hold;" Gothic sigis, Old High German sigu, Old Norse sigr, Old English sige "victory").
The sense "program of action" first is attested 1640s. Unfavorable overtones (selfish, devious) began to creep in early 18c. Meaning "complex unity of coordinated component elements" is from 1736. Color scheme is attested from 1884.
"devise a scheme," 1767 (earlier "reduce to a scheme," 1716), from scheme (n.). Related: Schemed; scheming.