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machinations
used in King Lear

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Definition
typically plural:  a crafty and involved plot to achieve usually sinister ends; or the process of creating the plot
  • We have seen the best of our time: machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly to our graves.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (62% in)
  • If you miscarry, Your business of the world hath so an end, And machination ceases.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The Camp of the British Forces near Dover (68% in)

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