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synonyms for connivance

  • cabal
  • conspiracy
  • intrigue
  • machination
  • scheme
  • subversion
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How to use connivance in a sentence

He fancied this would not have happened without her connivance, and she seemed graver than usual when he stood by her chair.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
All our leaders would lose their heads if a single imprudent act allowed their connivance with the queen-mother to be seen.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
The darkness was profound for a moment: the lightnings paused—a sort of sinister connivance.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
With the connivance of a corrupt police force, Tim can even ruin him on a trumped-up charge.
THE OLD WORLD IN THE NEWEDWARD ALSWORTH ROSS
The current belief was that his preferment was disgrace for connivance at communications between him and Cobham.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
The hired advocate may calumniate as he will, but he can show no collusion or connivance on your part.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
The order was persecuted and all but exterminated by the jealousy of the Regular Monks, not, it seems, without papal connivance.
THE SAINT'S TRAGEDYCHARLES KINGSLEY
Her waiting-maid is run away, or hitherto is not to be found: so that they conclude it was by her connivance.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
By the connivance of the local landowner every specimen of the bull trout was killed as it entered the river from the sea.
THE RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN: RIVERS OF THE EAST COASTVARIOUS
Not through corruption or any guilty connivance, but through considerations of public interest.
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEYEMILE GABORIAU
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WORDS RELATED TO CONNIVANCE

  • bait and switch
  • bill of goods
  • bunco
  • cahoots
  • complicity
  • con game
  • connivance
  • conspiracy
  • craft
  • deceit
  • diddling
  • dodge
  • double-cross
  • fast shuffle
  • flam
  • flimflam
  • fradulent artifice
  • graft
  • guilt
  • guiltiness
  • gyp
  • intrigue
  • plot
  • racket
  • scam
  • scheme
  • shell game
  • skunk
  • sting
  • trick
  • whitewash
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.