Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing.
- adj. used of persons
- adj. concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
“And, the obvious political scheming is equally indefensible to the point that unless I hear something that modifies, retracts or in some way qualifies what I think he is saying, I will no longer be able to speak on his behalf.”
“It's a plot fit for an evil genius, and Hallström's rapid-fire depiction of Irving's initial scheming is light and nimble.”
“No. Plotting and scheming is not required, for complicitous in the under-development of Atlantic Canada, complicitous in the persistence of regional disparity are the very same national political institutions which have been set up to protect us.”
“But they say, no one can equal a woman in scheming and planning, if she takes to it," said Eleanor.”
“Wall Street financial scheming is the easiest and lowest taxed money available, and I don’t think it’s a mystery why CEOs would be disinclined to work any harder for it.”
“She's beautiful, which for some novelists is a recommendation in itself, and depending on which sources you believe, she may have been involved in a lot of scheming, which is good plot fodder.”
“A gigantic instance of his scheming was the coup-de-main by which he succeeded in entrapping 11,000 Paduan soldiers, only 200 of whom escaped the miseries of his prisons.”
“Napier may be best known as the scheming intelligence officer facing Sylvester Stallone in the 1985 "Rambo" sequel.”
“They have been described as scheming secret agents living in the shadows of the suburbs, but they looked no more sinister than bored parents in Federal District Court in Manhattan on”
“What interests me is the idea of "scheming" a widely used word in the story to make money out of the wedding.”
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