The working of all great organisation there is underground - it is easy enough to meet plot by counterplot
, to suborn, to deceive, to undermine.
It was warfare dark and devious, replete with intrigue and conspiracy, plot and counterplot
On the strength of these profound views, he in the most ingenious manner takes infinite pains to counterplot
when there is no plot, and plays the deepest games of chess without any adversary.
None of your plots against me; I'll counterplot
This attention to privation highlights theater's tendency to adumbrate moments that have no obligations to a master plot, suggesting that what we consider a counterplot
or a subplot--the ubiquitous theatrical elements that by definition depend on a main plot--might exist not to support a narrative, but instead to interrupt, halt, or erase it.
Valerie Martin's Property and the Failure of the Lesbian Counterplot
There is plot and counterplot
, not to mention the odd mythical creature, and more themes than you can shake a sword at.
One might be able to consider the beekeeping episodes as a kind of counterplot
(as Geoffrey Hartman called that sense of an omnipresent divine providence protecting creation in Paradise Lost, especially those redemptive images embedded in the pastoral similes in Books I and II) if, in the shadow of the Waldschloss, one could imagine good coming out of evil.
allusions, (27) a counterplot
develops, comprising a causal sequence of
As his concluding reference to the Book of Judges suggests, Wordsworth was here drawing on a counterplot
within contemporary discussions of tautology, which developed out of the analysis of oral and biblical verse and defended the repetition of the same word as a means of desynonymization and differentiation.
He tempered his remarks by denouncing the attack on the churches but hinted that the attacks could be a counterplot
to smear Islam.
Inconsiderateness, to treat people disrespectfully, to speak untruthfully, not to fulfill one's promise or engagements due to others, to offend against, to deceive, to put and leave in want, to deprive, deride, scorn, exert non-assistance and non-attendance of the weak, the needy or the indigent, all intentional misdeed or misbehavior, to break a compromise, to counterplot
, thwart, disappoint, harass, injuring, trample, knock down, upset, annoy, cheat, fool, hoax, and to deceive confidence, word or favor previously promised or appointed.