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The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.

She might be an accomplice, but she must have had a principal—and who could that principal be?

The cornet hesitated for a little, and then told his uncle the name of his accomplice.

As he had said, the idea of having an accomplice relieved him.

I was going to bring trouble and disgrace upon you also as my comrade and accomplice.

The witness remembered how at the inquiry the defendant Ray had defended his accomplice.

But if he had no accomplice, who were the two men who watched the destruction of La Liberté?

I know enough of law to understand that Mary would be had as accomplice.

Nay, I believe I must share in the crime and the penalty, for I was an accomplice throughout.

The first wife who bore my name was my accomplice, the second was a poisoner.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s (earlier complice, late 15c.), from Old French complice "a confederate," from Late Latin complicem (nominative complex) "partner, confederate," from Latin complicare "fold together" (see complicate). With parasitic a- on model of accomplish, etc., or perhaps by assimilation of indefinite article in phrase a complice.

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