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Of all the Machiavellian intriguers of the play, Fortinbras is the only one Hamlet admired at all, and his endorsement of his candidacy for the throne of Denmark just before his death reinforces his admiration with emphasis.
The call to be remembered comes from an intriguer, Erissena, and is addressed to her lover, Gandartes, both of whom are rightly anxious about their involvement in a plot against Alexander the Great, who has just conquered large parts of India.
Ambitious, autocratic, and vindictive, he was a skillful and ruthless intriguer, and those who fell afoul of him did so to their misfortune; his victims included his quondam secretaire Jean Francois Lallouette (1651-1728), the claveciniste Jacques Champion, Sieur de Chambonnieres (1601/2-1672), and the great actor-manager-playwright Moliere (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673).
Aux cotes des messes en plain-chant, des antiennes, des hymnes, des proses et d'une multitude de petits motets--anonymes pour la plupart--, on rencontre une curiosite qui ne laisse pas de nous intriguer.
The so-called Black Queen, she was long supposed to have been not only a master intriguer but also an accomplished plotter and poisoner, the personification of all that the world found sinister in Renaissance Italy.
The problem, however, is not in regarding the Vice only as jester, as the quotation would imply, but rather in regarding the Vice only as knave, a devilish intriguer, whose function within the play is ultimately to be condemned.
Morris Townsend is in the novel both a clever, self-confident fop and a tatterdemalion, a clever intriguer, extraordinarily interested in his potential father-in-law's cellar.
The novel has echoes of some of the motifs of the Tichborne case, with Lady Audley playing the claimant's role as intriguer and impostor.
Le cheminement de la Commission durant ces vingt dernieres annees, devrait retenir l'attention, a tout le moins intriguer la ou precisement a ete mis en place un organisme de controle qui s'inspire de ce qui a ete pense et fait au Quebec en 1982.
He was not just a foppish courtier but a wily old bird,an intriguer and a man to be reckoned with.