Origin of Machiavellian
OTHER WORDS FROM MachiavellianMach·i·a·vel·li·an·ism, Mach·i·a·vel·i·an·ism, nounMach·i·a·vel·li·an·ly, Mach·i·a·vel·i·an·ly, adverb
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How to use Machiavellian in a sentence
The senator, a college gridiron star, has a coldly Machiavellian widow.Better Than Fiction: The Rise, Fall, And Return of Webb Hubbell|Lloyd Grove|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
El Comandante used his Machiavellian bag of tricks to fuel a spoils system and political juggernaut that Venezuelans worshiped.Hugo Chávez’s House of Cards|Mac Margolis|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She is popular within the Democratic caucus, and there is no apparent Machiavellian maneuvering to unseat her.Nancy Pelosi’s Tireless Obamacare Push Vindicated by Supreme Court Ruling|Eleanor Clift|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“George is not a Machiavellian self-interested monster,” Ashton said calmly on the last day of rebuttal.In the Jury's Hands|Diane Dimond|July 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
From Tribal Council to taxes to Trump, trouble seems to follow the Machiavellian reality-TV competitor.Richard Hatch Can't Win|Andy Dehnart|May 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was at that time they displayed that astute and patiently Machiavellian policy, which finally led to their triumph.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
Hasan, brought up in this atmosphere of duplicity, was therefore well fitted to play the Machiavellian rôle of an Ismaili Dai.
Such was Ralegh's machiavellian policy that he would never confer with but one at once.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
Until Germany abandons this Machiavellian doctrine it will be impossible to treat her as a civilized Power.
A soldier of fortune, like his illustrious chief, he distinguished himself chiefly by his Machiavellian talents for diplomacy.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson