Usage examples for machination

  1. And yet he never for a moment regarded himself as a schemer endeavouring to compass vulgar ends by machination. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  2. With the credulity that often attended his art, he attributed many of his disappointments to the machination of the malignant spirits that beset the paths of the alchymist and torment him in his solitary labours. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  3. As yet they could not say that it was he who had actually forged that famous 'absolute proof' of Dreyfus's guilt, which they knew to have been forged by some one, but that time would prove him guilty of some abominable machination was to them a foregone conclusion. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  4. The Cumberland Road was, for its day, a gigantic government undertaking involving problems of finance, civil engineering, eminent domain, state rights, local favoritism, and political machination. – The Paths of Inland Commerce A Chronicle of Trail, Road, and Waterway, Volume 21 in The Chronicles of America Series by Archer B. Hulbert