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Origin of scheming
verb (used with object), schemed, schem·ing.
verb (used without object), schemed, schem·ing.
Origin of scheme
Examples from the Web for scheming
Even the most sketch-ball, scheming car mechanic knows how much those brake pads cost.‘Code Black’: An M.D. on How to Fix Our Emergency Room Crisis|Ryan McGarry|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mordred is a slave to his lust for the Queen, finding no outlet for his thwarted energies except in scheming action.
Mantel, unfortunately, repeats the “scheming Anne” portrayal in her own novels.
The goal of my book is to empower people to see through this scheming.What’s in Your Food? Michael Moss Reveals the Food Industry’s Secrets|Michael Moss|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We still have enemies who spend every waking hour scheming of ways to blow up that mall of imagined peacetime.Those Who Lost Loved Ones on 9/11 Cannot Forget and Neither Should America|Michael Daly|September 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To that end he spends a large part of his time in scheming how to get rid of all the other tints.This Giddy Globe|Oliver Herford
The scheming ambition of Sir Frederick Langley engaged him in the unfortunate insurrection of 1715.The Black Dwarf|Sir Walter Scott
As if she had never suspected that such was the result of her scheming, Mrs Oldcastle's demeanour changed utterly.Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood|George MacDonald
We are keeping our secret as well as we can, hoping for relief from Montgomery, and scheming to receive assurance of it.The Story of Old Fort Loudon|Charles Egbert Craddock
I can picture to myself Waldstein pacing along that alley of clipped trees, now overgrown, scheming and planning.From a Terrace in Prague|Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
Word Origin for scheme
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.
see best-laid plans (schemes).