Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Formed with elaborate artifice: as, a deep-laid plot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; secretly and carefully planned.

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

  • adjective secretly and carefully planned

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Examples

  • What worried him was the wire-cutting; he could not but believe that it was an important part of the deep-laid labour conspiracy.

    THE DREAM OF DEBS

  • Mr. Sulzer, a Democrat, called his trial “a farce, a political lynching, the consummation of a deep-laid political conspiracy to oust me from office.”

    Joining the Ousted Governors’ Club - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • – Such is the foundation on which stands his pretensions to disinterestedness, which were only assumed to conceal the deep-laid projects of his ambition, and to deceive those whom he afterwards meant to enslave.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • – Such is the foundation on which stands his pretensions to disinterestedness, which were only assumed to conceal the deep-laid projects of his ambition, and to deceive those whom he afterwards meant to enslave.

    Newspapers

  • Mr. Sulzer, a Democrat, called his trial “a farce, a political lynching, the consummation of a deep-laid political conspiracy to oust me from office.”

    Joining the Ousted Governors’ Club - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Unless he has some deep-laid scheme that I do not fathom, he isgiving up great advantages….

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Unless he has some deep-laid scheme that I do not fathom, he isgiving up great advantages….

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Unless he has some deep-laid scheme that I do not fathom, he isgiving up great advantages….

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Evangelista as they conversed with Paul, endeavoring to detect some clew to the deep-laid plot which was beginning to appear upon the surface.

    A Marriage Contract

  • Unless he has some deep-laid scheme that I do not fathom, he isgiving up great advantages….

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

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