I am Don Quixote of La Mancha, against whom your evil machinations avail not nor have any power.
In this adventure two mighty enchanters must have encountered one another, and one frustrates what the other attempts; one provided the bark for me, and the other upset me; God help us, this world is all machinations and schemes at cross purposes one with the other.
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She is an innocent and ignorant of the danger from their machinations.
Even the name of the wind was hidden from him by the clever machinations of his captors.