Part of speech: noun

a clandestine love affair

Part of speech: verb

To plot or scheme.

Part of speech: noun

A secret scheme; plot.

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Usage examples "intrigue":

  1. " Yes; in the same way that political intrigue is for yourself," thought Aramis. - "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.
  2. Why, say they, does he rail out continually against French intrigue? - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.
  3. This is what makes a love intrigue of some sort all but essential to the popularity of any fiction. - "Literature and Life", William Dean Howells.