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Word: intrigue

Definition: make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair


Sentences Containing 'intrigue'

"Booklist" highlighted the novel's themes of "Washington political intrigue" and "corporate espionage."
"Canal Road" is a medical and legal advisory centre where the lives of inner-city professionals and their patients entwine in a story of mystery and intrigue.
"Fanfare for a Witch" focuses on intrigue in the court of George II.
"Had there been women in the house, I should have suspected a mere vulgar intrigue.
A potential archaeological dig and the hint of romance for Kadi combine with political intrigue and murder to create another satisfying story of Mrs. Pollifax.
Adventure on Anatolian homesteads, intrigue amid Turkey’s natural spectacles, and wonders of the world.
Albert was right; the fair unknown had resolved, doubtless, to carry the intrigue no farther; for although the young men made several more turns, they did not again see the calash, which had turned up one of the neighboring streets.
And from this time began an intrigue between his majesty and a junto of ministers, maliciously bent against me, which broke out in less than two months, and had like to have ended in my utter destruction.
Another review postulated that the series might suffer because of its reliance on profanity and slowly drawn-out plot, but was largely positive about the show's characters and intrigue.
Around this time Goldfaden appeared again and, after using an elaborate intrigue to demonstrate to the Adlers that Rosenberg had no loyalty to them, recruited them to his own troupe, which at the time appeared to be headed for a triumphant entry into Saint Petersburg.
At last he decided upon revealing all to Camilla, and, as there was no want of opportunity for doing so, he found her alone the same day; but she, as soon as she had the chance of speaking to him, said, "Lothario my friend, I must tell thee I have a sorrow in my heart which fills it so that it seems ready to burst; and it will be a wonder if it does not; for the audacity of Leonela has now reached such a pitch that every night she conceals a gallant of hers in this house and remains with him till morning, at the expense of my reputation; inasmuch as it is open to anyone to question it who may see him quitting my house at such unseasonable hours; but what distresses me is that I cannot punish or chide her, for her privity to our intrigue bridles my mouth and keeps me silent about hers, while I am dreading that some catastrophe will come of it."
At the time of his appointment as secretary of state for war to succeed Abel Servien, forced out by court intrigue, he was 47 years old.
Before I proceed to give an account of my leaving this kingdom, it may be proper to inform the reader of a private intrigue which had been for two months forming against me.
Camilla was uneasy at this, dreading lest it might prove the means of endangering her honour, and asked whether her intrigue had gone beyond words, and she with little shame and much effrontery said it had; for certain it is that ladies' imprudences make servants shameless, who, when they see their mistresses make a false step, think nothing of going astray themselves, or of its being known.
Chronicles the period of Henry VIII's reign in which his effectiveness as king is tested by international conflicts as well as political intrigue in his own court.
Desire, when explored, populates the universe around him with beauty and intrigue, as he notes in the world around him the specific things that are beautiful and desirable to him.
Events within the team came to a head when - after three years of intrigue and suspicsion - they were eventually pushed into confrontation with their erstwhile employer.
He also wrote the score for the American television series, "Foreign Intrigue" that was shown in Sweden for 50 episodes.
He began his business career as an artist manager for featured musical artists, such as James Brown[http://www.allbusiness.com/retail-trade/miscellaneous-retail-retail-stores-not/4655517-1.html] (in partnership with Frank "Superfrank" Copsidas at Intrigue Music LLc) and Heaven 17.
He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.
His era was one of turbulence and also of intrigue.
If he were afterwards to marry Mademoiselle Danglars, you would accuse me of intrigue, and would be challenging me, besides, I may not be there myself.''
If I must have an intrigue, let it be with a woman that shall not shame me.
In 1951 she played a hotel clerk in an episode of "Foreign Intrigue" titled "At the Airport" and sometime later got steady jobs as a gameshow hostess and as a model.
In the past, the cities of Midland and Odessa experienced a rivalry of bitter competition and political intrigue.
Intrigue and litigation that followed ruined the Bishnupur Raj family and eventually in 1806, the estate was sold for arrears of land revenue and bought up by the Maharaja of Burdwan.
It's by no means a disturbing record to listen to, which is why it could appeal to the timid, but Green's lyrical preoccupations – language, definitions, the way one's preconceptions determine and control perception – would intrigue the curious...
Its stories of battles and invasions, court intrigue, great constructions of stupas and water reservoirs, written in elegant verse suitable for memorization, caught the imagination of the Buddhist world of the time.
Lewanika and Coillard were gradually entangled in a web of intrigue, which resulted in the signing of the Lochner Concession, which assigned the Lozi kingdom to the BSAC's domains on 27 June 1890.
Life at court was now very different from what it had been before Montgomerie’s departure, not least because of (justified) allegations of intrigue between leading Catholic aristocrats and the Spanish.
Mrs. Pollifax travels to Jordan with former Company agent John Sebastian Farrell to receive a manuscript smuggled from Iraq, written by an executed dissident Iraqi novelist. As Farrell's cover, Mrs. Pollifax poses as his tourist cousin but immediately is up to her flowered straw hat in intrigue.
Nothing seemed to get beyond the fundraising stage, though, as Walls was enveloped in management intrigue and other responsibilities to the Academy.
Other early appearances include roles in "The Man Who Finally Died" (1959), "No Hiding Place" (1962), "Six Shades of Black" (1965), "You Can't Win" (1966), "Intrigue" (1966), "Callan" (1967), "The Dustbinmen" (1970), "General Hospital" (1973–75), "Within These Walls" (1975), "Bill Brand" (1976), "Robin's Nest" (1977), "The Duchess of Duke Street" (1977), "Yes Minister" (1981), "I Remember Nelson" (1982), "Nobody's Hero" (1982), "The Cleopatras" (1983), "Mitch" (1984), "No Place Like Home" (1984–86), "Terry and June" (1979-1987), "Bergerac" (1987), "Boon" (1990), "2point4 Children" (1993), and "Big Women" (1998).
Others have contended that to some extent she deserved her negative reputation because, despite the inaccuracies of the claims that she was sexually disreputable, other criticisms of her were valid - that she was cold, self-centred, self-indulgent and masked a love of gossip and intrigue behind a sweet-toned voice and flawless manners.
Replying on National Review Online, McCarthy accused Mylroie of misunderstanding "the difference between intrigue and evidence, between history and prosecution."
Reviewer Richard Caldwell wrote, "The plot is fast-moving and puzzle-like, with strong elements of political intrigue and satire alike cavorting about the omniverse in a futuristic setting where multiple clans struggle for dominance over a mix of cultures as boggled by the theologies of the day as they are by the sensory overload of sensationalistic commercialism that passes for status quo."
Set in New Zealand, Venice and London, it is full of intrigue and double dealing and features a sinister French “mesmerist” (hypnotist) named Gaston de Roal. The novel was well received at its time of publication.
She soon discovers that very few of the clinic patients are who they claim to be and she becomes involved in intrigue with men who plan to overthrow the government of a small country.
Stories revolved around "Garlund's rise in the world of international business and intrigue", and the profund effect Garlund had on people's lives.
The compositions include cameo vocals "with distinctive accents… to add foreign intrigue," including "little dialogues in English, French and German" and even the Wilhelm scream.
The Court, from that exclusive inner circle to its outermost rotten ring of intrigue, corruption, and dissimulation, was all gone together.
The entire trial was considered to be the result of a court intrigue, for which Bielke suspected Kaarle Piper as the instigator.
The plot line revolves around the concepts of truth and freedom, but pursues further towards deception, intrigue, conspiracy and murder, and features some of the most memorable moments in 1960's America, including Marilyn Monroe's world famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" at Madison Square Garden and Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination.
The potential commercial value of this discovery leads to intrigue, theft and murder, with everything finally solved by Inspector French after his usual dogged legwork and some flashes of inspiration.
This mise-en-scene in a strange way not only mirrors the languid pace of village life but also the slow revelations of how village politics works, increasing the sense of intrigue.
What gentleman will descend to this low way of intrigue, when he shall consider that he has a footboy or an apprentice for his rival, and that he is seldom or never admitted, but when they have been his tasters; and the fool of fortune, though he comes at the latter end of the feast, yet pays the whole reckoning; and so indeed would I have all such silly cullies served.
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