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
. And behind all, ever menacing, was death, violent and terrible.
OEDIPUS When with swift strides the stealthy plotter stalks I must be quick too with my counterplot
. To wait his onset passively, for him Is sure success, for me assured defeat.
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
Anchored in the submerged citadel of Atlantis, Aquaman offers up wave after wave of heroes and villains, plots and counterplots
, climaxes, anti-climaxes and CGI creatures, like a whole season of vintage Star Trek stuffed into one film.
Suddenly and unexpectedly, things go awry with intrigues and counterplots
taking centre stage over his vast estate.
As plots and counterplots
seethe at the royal court, only Maggie can protect him.
"Here is a world of countless plots and counterplots
, all combining to make up a delicate structure, that evades simplism." Dikeou's play on gallery-booth seating options lacks the moral authority of, say, Hans Haacke's laying bare of corporate sponsorship or Fred Wilson's excavations of cultural disavowal, but art fairs, like reality shows and the Trump presidency, have long proven impervious to reasoned objections and righteous outrage.
Plots and Counterplots
: Sexual Politics and the Body Politic in English Literature, 1660-1730.
Andronicus's living picture is replete with intrigues, imprisonments, escapes, daring military ventures, complicated plots and counterplots
, foreign travels, exile and restoration, all leading up to his election as emperor.
Over and over in the novel, from these first pages onward, common objects and setting resist their assimilation to the invisible scaffolding of the novel, asserting their own small counterplots
and resistances, drawing our attention to the material networks that subtend daily life.