Plot in a sentence

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Definition of Plot

  • A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.
  • A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.
  • To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.
  • Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.
  • A plan; a purpose.
  • In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
  • To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.
  • To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.
  • To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
  • a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
  • the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
  • a chart or graph showing the movements or progress of an object
  • a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
  • plan secretly, usually something illegal
  • make a plat of
  • devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)
  • make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed

How to use plot in a sentence. Plot pronunciation.

In this sick, mad land, in this whirlpool of secret murder and conspiracy, no one could tell what plot was hatching, what deeds were forward; and he could not yet be sure that no one save himself and herself knew who had killed Foorgat Bey.
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Also, from Nahoum's spies he learned of plots and counterplots, chiefly on Achmet's part; and these he hid from Kaid, while he trusted Nahoum-and not without reason, as yet.
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One by one his plots had failed, until the day came when David advised Kaid to send him and his friends into the Soudan, with the punitive expedition under loyal generals.
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Here was a plot, and he had discovered more plots than one against his master.
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For she had a very great mind to be fingering of the fifty Guineas, and was laying a Plot how to come at them.
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Well, thee'rt a dear sweet Rogue for this Contrivance, says he, and I could almost kiss thee, but that thy Mouth's so strongly guarded by thy Nose and Chin, that there's no coming at it: I like thy Plot extreamly well; and I'll go presently and put it in Execution.
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CHAPTER II 'Runnymede' (so the Mumfords' house was named) stood on its own little plot of ground in one of the tree-shadowed roads which persuade the inhabitants of Sutton that they live in the country.
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This amused the poet so keenly that he narrated all the circumstances to Gogol and suggested that the latter make a play with this experience as the basis of the plot.
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One of the very few criticisms from a truly artistic standpoint appeared in the "Russian Herald" during the year 1862, from which a brief quotation must suffice:- "Everything in this work bears witness to the ripened power of Turgenev's wonderful talent; the clearness of ideas, the masterly skill in sketching types, the simplicity of plot and of movement of the action, and moderation and evenness of the work as a whole; the dramatic element which comes up naturally from the most ordinary situations; there is nothing superfluous, nothing retarding, nothing extraneous.
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Turgenev in "Fathers and Children" gave us a sample of a real universal novel, notwithstanding the fact that its plot centres on the usual intimate relations of the principal characters.
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The extraordinary interest that they arouse is confined almost entirely to our interest in his men and women; the plot, the narrative, the events are always secondary; he imitated no other novelist, and no other can imitate him.
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Dostoevski is fond of interrupting the course of his narratives with dreams,-dreams that often have no connection with the plot, so far as there may be said to exist a plot,-but dreams of vivid and sharp verisimilitude.
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The plot does not develop-but the characters do, thus resembling our own individual human lives.
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The characters, including the pitiful Mother herself, are not vividly drawn, they are not alive, and one forgets them speedily; as for plot, there is none, and the book closes with the brutal murder of the old woman.
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There are small cottages overgrown with creepers, relics of Camberwell's rusticity; rows of tall and of squat dwellings that lie behind grassy plots, railed from the road; larger houses that stand in their own gardens, hidden by walls.
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Supposing their plot revealed, would Nancy in fact be left without resources?
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For one thing, I don't believe that people make such plots.
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Only when there is a matter of a murder, or a plot, or a pretty youth in petticoats, or some naughty tale of wantonness, will your subjects pay the great cost of good players and their finery, with a little profit to boot.
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From this moment, and ever afterward, every shadow was effaced from his mind; for the ability to imagine such a plot as that in which his wife in her despair had sought refuge, or to comprehend such depth of perversity, was not in the General's pure and simple spirit.
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As to the Marquise, one must have formed no conception of this depraved though haughty spirit, if astonished at her persistence, in cold blood, and after reflection, in the perfidious plot which the imminence of her danger had suggested to her.
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Examples of Plot

Example #1
Her perfect safety lay in instant flight.
Example #2
She must leave the country at once.
Example #3
The day of Nahoum's wrath and revenge was not yet come; it was his deep design to lay the foundation for his own dark actions strong on a rock of apparent confidence and devotion.
Example #4
More than once his death had been planned, but the dark design had come to light-now from the workers of the bazaars, whose wires of intelligence pierced everywhere; now from some hungry fellah whose yelek he had filled with cakes of dourha beside a bread-shop; now from Mahommed Hassan, who was for him a thousand eyes and feet and hands, who cooked his food, and gathered round him fellaheen or Copts or Soudanese or Nubians whom he himself had tested and found true, and ruled them with a hand of plenty and a rod of iron.
Example #5
It was David's dream that, in the field of war, a better spirit might enter into Achmet and his friends; that patriotism might stir in them.
Example #6
Achmet did not understand clemency.