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Definitiontypically plural: a crafty and involved plot to achieve usually sinister ends; or the process of creating the plot
- But through the whole period during which I was the slave of my creature I allowed myself to be governed by the impulses of the moment; and my present sensations strongly intimated that the fiend would follow me and exempt my family from the danger of his machinations.Chapter 18 (54% in)
- I gasped for breath, and throwing myself on the body, I exclaimed, "Have my murderous machinations deprived you also, my dearest Henry, of life?Chapter 21 (23% in)
- I am the assassin of those most innocent victims; they died by my machinations.Chapter 22 (16% in)
There are no more uses of "machinations" in Frankenstein.
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