Definitions

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  • n. One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who machinates; one who schemes with evil de-signs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a conspiracy

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Examples

  • I am not a Hillary supporter, but if this was all reversed and we were talking about the Clinton Campaign doing this to Obama and then her later disavowing knowledge of it and calling her staff to the floor -- we'd be hearing the old flip-flopper, ruthless machinator, opportunist, smear-artist, fibulator -- especially in light of the experienced Democratic campaigner's email referenced above.

    Obama Blasts His Staff Over "Punjab" Hillary Controversy

  • | Reply | Permalink if this was all reversed and we were talking about the Clinton Campaign doing this to Obama and then her later disavowing knowledge of it and calling her staff to the floor -- we'd be hearing the old flip-flopper, ruthless machinator, opportunist, smear-artist, fibulator

    Obama Blasts His Staff Over "Punjab" Hillary Controversy

  • H-B clearly says that their machinator does NOT like to be called God.

    Open Thread: #422-423 Daybreak Part 2

  • Since then, he hath become an active and earnest agitator, a murmurer, and a machinator, and a leader amongst those who impugn our authority; not considering that the rule is given to the Master even by the symbol of the staff and the rod — the staff to support the infirmities of the weak — the rod to correct the faults of delinquents. —

    Ivanhoe

  • I cannot tell whether that slender, silken machinator, Captain

    Wylder's Hand

  • You stand there silent, but you are the machinator of this plot.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • Fully alive now to the time-killing purpose of the clever little machinator in arranging to have spent batteries given him, Blount, nevertheless, did his duty like a man, and the pair made a late descent upon the Gordon dinner-table.

    The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush

  • Since then, he hath become an active and earnest agitator, a murmurer, and a machinator, and a leader amongst those who impugn our authority; not considering that the rule is given to the Master even by the symbol of the staff and the rod --- the staff to support the infirmities of the weak --- the rod to correct the faults of delinquents.

    Ivanhoe

  • Martyr, doubtless at Rome; and when Crescens, the cynic, succeeded in bringing about his master's death, Tatian's life also was imperilled by the plots of this machinator.

    Essays on the work entitled "Supernatural Religion"

  • I cannot tell whether that slender, silken machinator, Captain Lake, loitered in the chapel for the purpose of talking to or avoiding Jos.

    Wylder's Hand

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