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  • n. One who intrigues; one who forms plots, or pursues an object by secret means.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who intrigues.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who intrigues; one who forms plots, or pursues an object by secret means.

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

  • n. a person who devises plots or intrigues


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  • Exploding at the word intriguer, Nicholas, raising his voice, told his mother he had never expected her to try to force him to sell his feelings, but if that were so, he would say for the last time ....

    War and Peace

  • "intriguer" [34105] is imprudent enough to present himself there.

    The French Revolution - Volume 2

  • The man's chest and shoulders were magnificent, but the stump of a right arm, beyond the flesh of which the age-whitened bone projected several inches, attested the encounter with a shark that had put an end to his diving days and made him a fawner and an intriguer for small favors.


  • By then at the end of his active career as a lover, intriguer at the court of the regency of Louis XIV, and soldier who had thrice chosen the wrong side in the civil wars known as the Fronde, La Rochefoucauld clearly exceeded all others at this game.

    Puncturing Our Pretensions

  • Schwarz had an agent who would serve as the key intermediary for this operation: Trillium, the flower code for a reputed Zionist named Andor Gross, alias Andre György, a chatty and somewhat disreputable intriguer who over the years had been a freelance courier for both the Allied and Axis intelligence services in Istanbul.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Woodward granted former CIA director George H.W. Bush a pass by excluding him from accounts of Iran-Contra, which occurred while the notorious intriguer was vice president under the notoriously hands-off Ronald Reagan.

    Russ Baker: "Obama's Wars": The Real Story Bob Woodward Won't Tell

  • The major intriguer behind the UN was Franklin Roosevelt.

    Stephen Schlesinger: Capturing the Birth of the UN on Film

  • Gregory Itzin, Emmy-nominated for his Nixonesque role, will come in late in the game this season to counsel President Allison Taylor on the intrigue, as he is a master intriguer.

    William Bradley: 24 Nation

  • A treacherous intriguer who would become a despot, Huerta was called on by a hesitant Madero, who disapproved of his drinking.

    Glorious innocent: the tragedy and triumph of Francisco Madero (1873–1913)

  • The most popular of the triumphant Federalists was Thomas Mifflin, the inveterate intriguer who had survived the debacle of the Conway Cabal; he was elected the first governor under the new constitution.

    Robert Morris


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