counterplotting love

counterplotting

Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of counterplot.

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Examples

  • When her husband is murdered outside a house of male prostitution, she joins forces with Christopher Marlowe, famed play maker, her husband's former lover, and frequent spy in his own right, to uncover the plotting and counterplotting that endangers not only her family's solvency, but the security of England.

    HH Com 241 (237)

  • When her husband is murdered outside a house of male prostitution, she joins forces with Christopher Marlowe, famed play maker, her husband's former lover, and frequent spy in his own right, to uncover the plotting and counterplotting that endangers not only her family's solvency, but the security of England.

    12/17/2006 - 12/24/2006

  • When her husband is murdered outside a house of male prostitution, she joins forces with Christopher Marlowe, famed play maker, her husband's former lover, and frequent spy in his own right, to uncover the plotting and counterplotting that endangers not only her family's solvency, but the security of England.

    Archive 2006-12-17

  • There had been two cabals, plotting and counterplotting after the throne, treading on one another's heels, breathing down one another's necks, and doing anything else to one another that might suggest itself at that range.

    The Hand of Oberon

  • They looked on each other as sworn enemies, and there was kept up a continual system of plotting and counterplotting.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • It may, perhaps, be a question, whether the art which he used to conceal his passion, or the means which honest nature employed to reveal it, betrayed him most: for while art made him more than ever reserved to Sophia, and forbad him to address any of his discourse to her, nay, to avoid meeting her eyes, with the utmost caution; nature was no less busy in counterplotting him.

    VI. By Comparing Which with the Former, the Reader May Possibly Correct Some Abuse Which He Hath Formerly Been Guilty of in the Application of the Word Love. Book V

  • So after all the plotting, the counterplotting, the dangers and hardships; after all her own gallant efforts, the girl had lost the game.

    A Pagan of the Hills

  • Add to these a little love and counterplotting, and scatter everywhere throughout the maze a trail of tropical dollars -- dollars warmed no more by the torrid sun than by the hot palms of the scouts of Fortune -- and, after all, here seems to be Life, itself, with talk enough to weary the most garrulous of Walruses.

    Cabbages and Kings

  • All this, and a thousand times more of plotting and counterplotting, was going on among four children and their elders in a comfortable, free-and-easy seeming household in Washington, as the boys and girls, young men and young women were in the last agonies of making ready for Christmas.

    The Brick Moon, and Other Stories

  • It's all worth doing from the start, no matter what it is: working, fighting, marching and countermarching, plotting and counterplotting, backing your friends and hating your foes, playing big games and giving others a chance to, standing with your hand on the lynch-pin, or pulling your head safe out of the hot-pot.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

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