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synonyms for machination

  • conspiracy
  • intrigue
  • ploy
  • ruse
  • stratagem
  • artifice
  • cabal
  • design
  • device
  • dodge
  • practice
  • scheme
  • sellout
  • skullduggery
  • trick
  • dirty work
  • monkey business
  • on the make
  • song and dance
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antonyms for machination

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  • frankness
  • honesty
  • ignorance
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How to use machination in a sentence

She suggested some of the machinations might have to do with the district’s legal counsel, Dan Shinoff.
FALLBROOK DISTRICT OUSTED ITS BOARD PRESIDENT BUT WON’T SAY WHYWILL FRITZJULY 20, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
I wasn’t yet aware of the social machinations underpinning my existence.
THE GREAT AMERICAN COOLSAFY-HALLAN FARAHJULY 14, 2021VOX
He also has a politician’s lack of introspection, aversion to showing any weakness, and general lack of curiosity about anything unrelated to the machinations of power.
CHRIS MATTHEWS’ NEW BOOK CATALOGUES HIS FRONT-ROW SEAT TO HISTORYCHARLOTTE ALTERJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As the legal machinations after the plague reveal, the Rochester chronicler’s supposed “natural order” is in fact artificial, produced by human institutions and political choices.
PANDEMICS HAVE LONG CREATED LABOR SHORTAGES. HERE’S WHY.SPENCER STRUBJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s time to shine a bright, ugly light on these extremely ugly machinations.
DEMOCRATS FINALLY STEP UP AND SMACK DOWN TEXAS JIM CROW LAWJAY MICHAELSONMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Her choice stirred up responses across the music world, and forced the public to take a long look at the music industry’s quiet corporate machinations.
HERE’S WHY TAYLOR SWIFT IS RE-RELEASING HER OLD ALBUMSRAISA BRUNERMARCH 25, 2021TIME
Proving solid unit economics at a small scale before scaling will become more of a mandate given the machinations in the shared scooter market and how it showed that rapid growth doesn’t solve all woes.
10 INVESTORS PREDICT MAAS, ON-DEMAND DELIVERY AND EVS WILL DOMINATE MOBILITY’S POST-PANDEMIC FUTUREKIRSTEN KOROSECFEBRUARY 19, 2021TECHCRUNCH
“If this is a partisan endeavor, it’s because of the machinations of Mayor Hall,” he said.
POLITICS REPORT: ABOUT THAT SANDAG SEATSCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSJANUARY 30, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The villain's machination, the lover tied to the railroad track, the train dashing to within two inches of its victim.
THE SHADOWMARY WHITE OVINGTON
Lauzun was always occupied with some machination, even against those to whom he was indifferent; this kept his hand in.
LOUIS XIV AND LA GRANDE MADEMOISELLEARVEDE BARINE
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WORDS RELATED TO MACHINATION

  • con
  • contrivance
  • device
  • dodge
  • expedient
  • gambit
  • gimmick
  • machination
  • maneuver
  • play
  • ploy
  • racket
  • ruse
  • savvy
  • scam
  • stratagem
  • subterfuge
  • tactic
  • wile
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