verb (used with object), schemed, schem·ing.
verb (used without object), schemed, schem·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for scheme
Galvanized by the antiwar movement and the horror of Bloody Sunday in 1972, Dugdale began to involve herself in schemes supporting the IRA.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I’ve seen firsthand how importation schemes can put patients at risk.
Investigators working on Amazon’s behalf were able to confirm the scheme by placing orders through the links and receiving the advertised counterfeit goods.Amazon sues online influencers engaged in a counterfeit scheme|Sarah Perez|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Defensive players have often talked this season about the difficulty of the transition from the 3-4, two-gapping scheme under former coordinator Greg Manusky to the 4-3, attacking scheme of current coordinator Jack Del Rio.Washington football notes: Run-stop struggles, and the future at quarterback|Sam Fortier|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
He wants to build a 200-room tourist hotel on the Opgard grazing land, and his scheme is to finance the project with local villagers putting up their property as collateral.Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Kingdom’ is a suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir that’s almost impossible to put down|Richard Lipez|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Is that mass of cream cheese you put on a bagel a schemer or a shmeer?Mazel Tov, Arvind! But Are You Sure It’s Not Kneydl?|Daniel Gross|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And, second, how can he bust a drug dealer and a Ponzi schemer without endangering Rita and Mitzi?
In the strange case of alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, a new bit player has emerged.
Mr Bellamy, in his turn, conducted himself towards the schemer with much cordiality and kindness.
She felt herself a schemer, an intriguer, which she was not.Coquette|Frank Swinnerton
Then as the schemer remained silent he demanded, frowning darkly, "What's Loralindy Byars got ter do with it?"A Chilhowee Lily|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
About the time the above conversation took place another "schemer" arrived, and was located a few beds from me.Six Years in the Prisons of England|A Merchant - Anonymous
Dan Coughlin, the schemer and originator, had put O'Sullivan into a notion of doing something that he had never thought of before.The Crime of the Century|Henry M. Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for scheme
Derived forms of schemeschemer, noun
Word Origin for scheme
Idioms and Phrases with scheme
see best-laid plans (schemes).