- v. Simple past tense and past participle of machinate.
“So while the upper level machinations are being machinated, and assuming that Obama is indeed the shrewdest gambler since Kenny Rogers, then why not in the meantime give the majority of Americans who voted Obama into office on a swell of hope a show they can actually get behind?”
“In 1814, with the armies that had fought Napoleon across the Continent at the gates of Paris, Talleyrand machinated to restore Bourbon rule.”
“He machinated for this purpose, and "[d] uring the 1952 presidential campaign .... made a series of speeches accusing the Truman administration of weakness in the face of Communist advances.”
“The young, lovely widow dithered between laughter and tears as her three photogenic (if genetically improbable) children machinated to get themselves a new daddy.”
“He still kept a greedy eye on the Orange Free State, and machinated for the union of the two States into a gigantic whole.”
“-- Rolland, I think, was the founder of these modern Franciscans, and with this miserable affectation he machinated the death of the King, and, during some months, procured for himself the exclusive direction of the government.”
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
“The Armadillos were as shadows of a dark, machinated dream.”
“Greywolf" caps the EP with twinkling sci-fi music that gives way to a machinated wheeze, and features the ramblings of a man.”
“Rolland, I think, was the founder of these modern Franciscans, and with this miserable affectation he machinated the death of the King, and, during some months, procured for himself the exclusive direction of the government.”
“Has Apple's PR machine machinated the mother of all marketing maneuvers, or are its secrecy skills simply slipping?”
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