Antonyms for machination

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The protest of the church was of no avail to defeat the machination of demagogues.

All MacTaggart's anger rose against madame for her machination.

Disunion is at the bottom of this long-concealed Texas machination.

It is pleasant to record that all this match-making and machination came to naught.

It was not the machination or revenge of a disappointed suitor.

Paul got knowledge of their machination, and the christians took him, and let him down over the wall in a basket.

I felt at once that he had succeeded in some machination against me, and with ominous misgivings quickened my steps.

This was their machination, adding crime to crime, as it is said, "The last error shall be worse than the first."

I should fear it was some machination of the Prince of —d——, who is determined on driving him from Venice.

His elevation to the presidency was the act of his fellow-citizens—not the machination of himself.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "a plotting, intrigue," from Old French machinacion "plot, conspiracy, scheming, intrigue," from Latin machinationem (nominative machinatio) "device, contrivance, machination," noun of action from past participle stem of machinari "contrive skillfully, to design; to scheme, to plot," from machina (see machine). Related: Machinations.

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