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You have abetted him in it, and very kind of you it was to do so.

Their being aided and abetted by Lysander was sufficient; he sent them away discomfited.

Mre administered the necessary rebuke, aided and abetted by the daughters.

"Your Aunt Zilpah has aided and abetted you in your flirting," raged the captain.

Fortunately, his desire to remain in the background was abetted by Tex Lynch.

She abetted his idleness by supplying him with too much money.

The devil, possibly,” the man had replied, “but aided and abetted by yourself.

It looks like the five of us have abetted an invasion from Mars.

In this, of course, they unwittingly aided and abetted the cereal fakers.

If any one was imagined to have aided and abetted his flight it was myself and Harry Arnold.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (implied in abetting), from Old French abeter "to bait, to harass with dogs," literally "to cause to bite," from a- "to" (see ad-) + beter "to bait," from a Germanic source, perhaps Low Franconian betan "incite," or Old Norse beita "cause to bite," from Proto-Germanic *baitjan, from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (see fissure). Related: Abetted; abetting.

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