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  • v. Present participle of machinate.


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  • Anytime someone starts talking about mysterious forces “machinating,” I start to get uncomfortable with the conversation.

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  • A more accurate translation would describe China as "machinating to become a hegemonic state."

    The Real Yukio Hatoyama

  • I guess he may be machinating behind the scenes, but I haven't heard anything.

    Dean: Divisive Dem Race Harmful To The Party

  • Joseph provided significant sunshine and water to Mayor Sam not only contributing great and often provocative content but machinating behind the scenes to expose the blog to the movers and shakers in local government as well as local media.

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  • Orciny is purportedly occupied by a community of imaginary overlords, exiles perhaps, in most stories machinating and making things so, ruling with a subtle and absolute grip.

    The Little Professor:

  • After all we've done to Iraq, I don't see how we start machinating for a complex and wholesale reordering of the state, without sticking around long enough to help get the job done.

    Suzanne Nossel: Iraq in Three Parts

  • I passed him on the street in Ottawa when he was here machinating during the election.

    "Well? I'm waiting!!"

  • Surely, massive demonstrations will be used by machinating opposition politicians to demand the resignation of PGMA.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • I have speculated at times whether your sanguine attitude to the horror of PR was because the idea of a court of whispering Westminster insiders actually machinating like Byzantine eunuchs actually appeals to you.

    Careless Talk Costs Defections

  • But her apparent willingness to think well of a spirit so inventive, and so machinating, is a happy prognostic for me.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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