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We will then talk over your plans, for I suppose you have some, and I will do what I can to promote them.

It seeks to use it to interpret a change in its own plans and point of view.

He addressed the nation by radio and announced his plans for a New Deal.

But Mr. Gladstone would not agree to any of these plans as far as they pertained to himself.

He had got a dangerous game to play, and his plans were vague and shadowy.

George was pleased with the change, and acquiesced in all the plans which were made.

He answered the doubt with a smile that said he had no fears of her or her plans.

But there were plans being laid for her at that moment of which she knew nothing.

Plans of the proposed ameliorations have been made; works have even been begun.

Do you not recollect that only two months ago you scolded me, and ridiculed my plans?

WORD ORIGIN

1670s as a technical term in perspective drawing; 1706 as "drawing, sketch, or diagram of any object," from French plan "ground plan, map," literally "plane surface" (mid-16c.), from Latin planum "level or flat surface," noun use of adjective planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)). The notion is of "a drawing on a flat surface." Meaning "scheme of action, design" is first recorded 1706, possibly influenced by French planter "to plant," from Italian planta "ground plan."

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