Origin of machination
OTHER WORDS FROM machinationan·ti·mach·i·na·tion, adjective
How to use machination in a sentence
But Flagg, too, comes apart in his machinations, bent ever more fully on political domination.
So perhaps the barbed wire and the machinations of the plot did duty for other obstacles that stood between myself and freedom.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
True, not all of these threats can be explained by the machinations of a global organization known as al Qaeda.Obama’s War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror|Eli Lake|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Impossible plot machinations have been ceded to Machiavelli and the Italian states.
To those unaccustomed to the machinations of the UN, this may seem like yet another insignificant and toothless resolution.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style|Jay Michaelson|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He failed to see that this man had suffered bitterly through his evil machinations.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The villain Longcluse, and the whole fabric of his machinations, may be dashed in pieces by a word.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It is from the plots and counter-plots, the machinations and subterfuges that follow that Miss Bowen justifies her title.
He attacked the usurpations of Robespierre and the machinations of the Jacobins, by which he fell.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Here was another plane of existence where the machinations of men seemed to matter little.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman