connive

Definition: To cooperate in secret; conspire; to be in collusion

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Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - By Jane Austen
...Do our laws connive at them ?...
War and Peace - By Leo Tolstoy
...He deserted his wife not long after, and persuaded his father-in-law, in return for a sum of money, to be paid periodically, to connive at his continuing to pass for a bachelor ....
The Octopus - By Frank Norris
...None better than she remembered how his dearest ambition, that of political preferment, had been thwarted by his refusal to truckle, to connive, to compromise with his ideas of right ....
The Man who Knew Too Much - By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
...I managed to save Michael from the worst, but we had to send that perfectly innocent man to penal servitude for a crime we know he never committed, and it was only afterward that we could connive in a sneakish way at his escape ....
Amelia - By Henry Fielding, Gustavus Howard Maynadier
...Instead of discouraging wickedness to the utmost of their power, both are too apt to connive at it ....
The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck - By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
...Some words had transpired that appeared to reveal such an intention; and his order to the lieutenant of the Tower, that, without permitting, he should connive at any covert intercourse between the two--his recommendation of a noted spy and hireling to a high trust, and the order this fellow had to bring each day intelligence to the palace from the prison--spoke loudly of some design; for Henry never did aught in vain ....
The Flying U's Last Stand - By B. M. Bower, Little, Brown and Company, C.H. Simonds Company
...Or she must connive to prevent the filing of answers to the contest notices within the time-limit fixed by law, so that the cases would go by default ....
Will Warburton - By George Gissing
...It seemed improbable, too, that the solicitor would connive at keeping his friends at The Haws ignorant of what had befallen them, and with every day that passed Will felt more disposed to hide that catastrophe, if by any means that were possible ....
Mary of Burgundy - By George Payne Rainsford James
...Nor was this the only effect of their popularity, which produced for themselves a much more beneficial result, by making both peasant and burgher, and even many of the feudal lords themselves, anxious to connive at the escape of the green riders, whenever they were pursued by very superior bodies of troops ....
What Will He Do with It? - By Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton
...Do not think that he will suppose you did not connive at a project so sly; he must know you too well, pretty innocent . "...