Definitions of Caballing

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Usage examples for Caballing

  1. Caballing with members of Congress for future contingency has become so interwoven with the practical course of our government, and so inevitably flows from the practice of canvassing by the members to fix on candidates for President and Vice- President, that to decline it is to pass a sentence of total exclusion. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  2. In such a caballing, prevaricating age, it is difficult to know which of all the plotters and counterplotters engaged in these intrigues could accomplish the greatest amount of what- for the sake of diluting in nine syllables that which could be more forcibly expressed in one- was then called diplomatic dissimulation. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. You who have left caballing here of late, Imploy'd in matters of a mightier weight; To you we make our humble Application, You'd spare some time from your dear new Vocation, Of drinking deep, then settling the Nation, To countenance us, whom Commonwealths of old Did the most politick Diversion hold. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  4. What those caballing captains may design, I must prevent, by being first in action. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  5. Here, at home, in the Queen's very council- chamber, round the Queen's dying bed, were the English heads of the rival parties caballing against each other, some of them deceiving Hanover, some of them deceiving James Stuart, and more than one, it must be confessed, deceiving at the same moment Hanoverians and Stuarts alike. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  6. He thought this a good opportunity to get off, and accordingly applied to his old friend: but Holford absolutely refused him, saying to him, " Charles, I shan't trust you aboard my ship, unless I carry you as a prisoner, for I shall have you caballing with my men, knocking me on the head, and running away with my ship pirating." – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  7. That Thugut is caballing.... – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  8. Men who but a few short years before were secretly engaged in efforts at a Stuart restoration, which certainly would not be an event much in harmony with the spread of the Protestant faith in England, were now denouncing Walpole every day on the ground that he was caballing with Catholic Spain, the Spain of Philip the Second, the Spain of the Armada and the Inquisition, the implacable enemy of England's national religion. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  9. The approach of the emperor, while the conspirators are caballing, is announced by Orchan, with these picturesque circumstances: I see the blaze of torches from afar, And hear the trampling of thick- beating feet- This way they move. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  10. A man of real Merit cannot connect himself with those who are addicted to caballing; and yet such are the Persons, who frequently conduct others. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  11. Still busily seeking, I suppose, to be a pick- thanks with those in power by casting ridicule on those they are caballing to destroy. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. Though the intrigues of favourites have sometimes removed him, he always retired with the esteem of his Sovereign, and was recalled without caballing or cringing to return. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  13. Meantime Servien and the Abbe Fouquet endeavoured to exasperate the Queen by telling her that I was continually caballing with the annuitants and officers of the militia; and because I refused to go to Parliament, in obedience to the King's orders, when he held his Court of Justice there to register the declaration of high treason against the Prince de Conde, the Queen was made to believe that I was intriguing for the Prince, and therefore resolved to ruin me, cost what it would. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  14. If they are the friends of any one great man rather than another, it is not that they make his aggrandizement the end of their union; or because they know him to be the most active in caballing for his connections the largest and speediest emoluments. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  15. I suppose he was a caballing, bribing, intriguing politician, like others in that country, both black and white. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  16. Walpole's friends always justified his treatment of Chesterfield by asserting that Chesterfield was one of a party who were caballing against the minister at the time of the excise scheme, and while Chesterfield was a member of the Government. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy