Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making a plot.
  • noun In soapmaking, the operation of forming the paste into cakes by means of heavy pressure.

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  • verb Present participle of plot.
  • noun The act of scheming or making plots; machination.

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Examples

  • "Though the plotting is a bit predictable, the female characters are sharply observed and delineated, and the humorous tone will be an appealing surprise."

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  • "Though the plotting is a bit predictable, the female characters are sharply observed and delineated, and the humorous tone will be an appealing surprise."

    Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton: Book summary

  • "Though the plotting is a bit predictable, the female characters are sharply observed and delineated, and the humorous tone will be an appealing surprise."

    BookBrowse Previews April Books

  • "Though the plotting is a bit predictable, the female characters are sharply observed and delineated, and the humorous tone will be an appealing surprise."

    Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton: Book summary

  • The characters are attractive and capable, the tension and suspense are ratcheted high, and the plotting is satisfying.

    Review: Executive Privilege, by Philip Margolin

  • The characters are attractive and capable, the tension and suspense are ratcheted high, and the plotting is satisfying.

    Review: Executive Privilege, by Philip Margolin

  • It's funny how the conservatives are all about bringing free elections to the world, yet our nation has been instrumental in plotting against and bringing down (by any means necessary) any lawfully elected government that it deems unsuitable to our interests (and you can read into that unsuitable to American business interests.)

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  • Menendez, of course, is the chair of the DSCC, and Schumer is the former DSCC chair -- and remains heavily involved in plotting political strategy.

    Dems' Tax Cut Punt Doesn't Make Any Sense

  • How far might it reside in plotting another point entirely that places the three in balance as corners of an equiateral triangle, or in articulating the greater complexity of a zone that contains both by plotting a whole host of points, defining a sphere which this and that are only specks on the surface of?

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  • Operation Napoleon works well enough, though its plotting is a bit basic and it has an annoying habit of overexplaining its cardboard characters 'actions.

    Thrillers – review

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