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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of plot.

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  • adj. planned in advance


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  • Congress had a copy of the President's speech a day ahead, so there was no spontanaity in his response, it was .... how can I get my face on every news show and on the internet ... calculated and plotted from the moment he walked in the room.

    Wilson insists outburst during Obama speech 'spontaneous'

  • It’s one of my faves, but defending it as tightly plotted is like, well … just go back and read accounts of why the powder blues were supposed to win the last series.

    Matthew Yglesias » Short and Sweet

  • (F, lower level) densitometric analysis of gene expression plotted as the expression ratio to GAPDH, used as internal control.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The paper said it had obtained documents from 1993 showing that the White House "plotted" to push a "Kids First" insurance program if Mrs. Clinton's universal health care proposal failed.

    Giving Hillary Credit for SCHIP

  • 'Faulkner's books are extraordinarily discursive and complex, not "plotted" in the ordinary sense but seeming rather to have grown according to their own internal dynamics, resulting in many sub-plots and cul de sacs.

    The Private World of William Faulkner

  • I think they were "plotted" into a diagram and exhibited in curves, which was not much use to them, but helped to soothe the nerves of authorities.

    A Padre in France

  • In the next chapter I shall deal with the use in reasoning of such curves, either actually 'plotted' or roughly imagined.

    Human Nature in Politics Third Edition

  • If the complicated courses and distances in this were originally wrong, or if the copy of them is false, it is obvious that they cannot be "plotted" upon a correct chart.

    The life of Christopher Columbus: from his own letters and journals and other documents of his time.

  • Mrs.A. has been ill for some time, and Mrs.S. her sister and another friend "plotted" in a very "clandestine" manner that I should come here for a few days in order to give her "a little change of society," but I am quite sure that under this they only veil a kind wish that I should see something of plantation life.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Icahn has alleged in both lawsuits that Burns and Rachesky "plotted" during a 10-day truce in July to arrange the swap with Kornitzer.

    Lions Gate Woos Icahn Protege With Oscar Night, Swaps Stock to Derail Bid - Bloomberg


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