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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmachinationsmach‧i‧na‧tions /ˌmækəˈneɪʃənz, ˌmæʃə-/ noun [plural] formal  POWERPLANsecret, clever, and often unfair methods used to achieve something – used to show disapprovalmachinations of the political machinations of far right groups
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machinationsIt would be a mistake, however, to ascribe this sensitivity purely to the propaganda and machinations of the Communists.He typified a decade in which financial machinations stymied long-term corporate growth.Her machinations appear intended to secure a Bush victory-nothing else.political machinationsHis total disinterest in the machinations of money bewildered his brothers, his father and extended family.More crudely, they are written off as a rampaging mob, victim to primitive urges or the machinations of conspirators.The machinations of corporate sharks were a slightly hazy area in her experience.He was also aware of various machinations on his behalf in Paris.political machinationsWe find contemptible the political machinations of Mssers.
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