What does the word intrigue mean?

Usage examples for intrigue

  1. " Yes; in the same way that political intrigue is for yourself," thought Aramis. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  2. Why, say they, does he rail out continually against French intrigue? – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by 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 by William Dean Howells