Intrigue (See also Conspiracy.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Intrigue (See also Conspiracy.)

  1. Borgias 15th-century family who stopped at nothing to gain power. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 59]
  2. Ems dispatch Bismarck’s purposely provocative memo on Spanish succession; sparked Franco-Prussian war (1870). [Ger. Hist.: NCE, 866]
  3. Machiavelli, Nicolò (1469–1527) author of book extolling political cunning. [Ital. Hist.: The Prince]
  4. Mannon, Lavinia undoes adulterous mother by brainwashing brother. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
  5. Mission Impossible team of investigators with Byzantine modus operandi. [TV: “Mission Impossible” in Terrace, II, 100–101]
  6. Paolino has cohort woo his covertly wed wife. [Ital. Opera: Cimarosa, The Secret Marriage, Westerman, 63]
  7. Phormio slick lawyer finagles on behalf of two men. [Rom. Lit.: Phormio]
  8. Ruritania imaginary pre-WWI kingdom, rife with political machinations. [Br. Lit.: Prisoner of Zenda]
  9. X Y Z Affair thinly disguised extortion aroused anti-French feelings (1797–1798). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 564]