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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLOTTED

Plotted up track and took observations for time and longitude.

This was the vengeance for which she had longed, for which she had plotted, the vengeance she had at last achieved.

The three practical routes were plotted by means of red lines.

Somehow she got into communication with this fat rogue and together they plotted it out.

If you plotted my disgrace by leading me into these confessions, you have found me easy prey.

There were still some brave spirits left on Earth who hoped and plotted.

I seized upon the one chance of my miserable life; I plotted to win your love.

I plotted, and schemed, and intrigued to obtain access to information.

How I have longed for the day, how I have schemed and plotted for it!

For this he had toiled and struggled, contrived, plotted, and schemed for years long.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English plot "small piece of ground," of unknown origin. Sense of "ground plan," and thus "map, chart" is 1550s; that of "a secret, plan, scheme" is 1580s, probably by accidental similarity to complot, from Old French complot "combined plan," of unknown origin, perhaps a back-formation from compeloter "to roll into a ball," from pelote "ball." Meaning "set of events in a story" is from 1640s. Plot-line (n.) attested from 1957.

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