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 Meanings and Examples of INTRIGUE
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intrigue
 v.  captivate; cause to be interested or curious; interest someone a lot
Classic Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
1  What Sir Malcolm could not bear was the scandal of his daughter's having an intrigue with a game-keeper.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
2  He did not mind the intrigue: he minded the scandal.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
3  At this time, as has been seen, Wildeve was quite innocent of any predetermined act of intrigue, and except at the dance on the green he had not once met Eustacia since her marriage.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
4  It was plain that Wildeve's intrigue was rather ideal than real.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
5  It had struck me that it was possible that some love intrigue was on foot.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
6  This may be some trifling intrigue, and I cannot break my other important research for the sake of it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
7  There is some deep intrigue going on round that little woman, and it is our duty to see that no one molests her upon that last journey.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
8  and a tinge of romanticism lightly spread through all the intrigue.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—QUADRIFRONS
9  Endowed with a rare genius for intrigue which rendered him the equal of the ablest intriguers, he remained an honest man.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
10  It is well known how violent the king's prejudices were against the queen, and how carefully these prejudices were kept up by the cardinal, who in affairs of intrigue mistrusted women infinitely more than men.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 15 MEN OF THE ROBE AND MEN OF THE SWORD
11  Bonacieux, and that he should find her next day at the Louvre; sometimes he feared she had had an intrigue with another, who, in a jealous fit, had surprised her and carried her off.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 24 THE PAVILION
12  This was too much for the procurator's wife; she doubted not there was an intrigue between this lady and Porthos.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS
13  You will find here, moreover, the young woman of whom I spoke, who is persecuted, no doubt, in consequence of some court intrigue.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
14  Meanwhile the bard began to sing the loves of Mars and Venus, and how they first began their intrigue in the house of Vulcan.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
15  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.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII.
Example Sentence:
1  He asks occasional questions, but usually just about how the speaker came to a certain conclusion, it's the thought process more than the answer that seems to intrigue him.
2  It's set against a backdrop of intrigue within the oil industry.
3  She discovered a web of intrigue in the company.
4  He was made king as a result of various intrigues.
5  The concept of interleague play in major league baseball is certainly intriguing, worthy of serious consideration.
6  An intriguing item on the news pages caused me to raise an eyebrow over my morning coffee.
7  The magazine carries an intriguing mixture of high fashion, gossip and racing.
8  She was intriguing with her sister against her mother.
9  One or two of the earlier photos reveal an intriguing androgyny not normally associated with the actress.
10  Our team came up with some most intriguing finds.
11  Throughout history, people have been intrigued by the question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
12  He was intrigued out of power.
13  Even so, the National Cancer Institute is intrigued enough to be providing a million dollars of funding to produce enough of the genetically engineered cold virus.