This was exactly the dividing line the President hoped—and plotted—to draw.
Assem Hammoud July 2006 plotted to attack PATH trains between New York and New Jersey.
This, from a hardened revolutionary, from a man who trained in guerrilla warfare and plotted to overthrow the apartheid regime?
In 2002, al Qaeda plotted to bring down the Brooklyn Bridge.
Then Cruz rounded up some of the far-right members of the House GOP caucus and plotted a revolt.
But when he came to our house, he soon lost all he had; and then we plotted together and left him destitute.
As he walked, he plotted methods of using his new-found powers.
Three perjured witnesses swore he had plotted against the king's life, but no proof was forthcoming to support their evidence.
If Charles the Second had plotted against her, he had plotted in secret.
The victorious soldier, however, now plotted against his master and took the lead in a military revolt.
Old English plot "small piece of ground," of unknown origin. Sense of "ground plan," and thus "map, chart" is 1550s; that of "a secret, plan, scheme" is 1580s, probably by accidental similarity to complot, from Old French complot "combined plan," of unknown origin, perhaps a back-formation from compeloter "to roll into a ball," from pelote "ball." Meaning "set of events in a story" is from 1640s. Plot-line (n.) attested from 1957.
1580s, "to lay plans for" (usually with evil intent); 1590s in the literal sense of "to make a map or diagram," from plot (n.). Related: Plotted; plotter; plotting.
The organization of events in a work of fiction.