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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONNIVING

We shall never cast out the devil while conniving at his crimes.

He was accused of conniving at the attempt of the king and queen to escape.

It never struck him that he was conniving at fraud; if it had, he would not have been deterred.

She felt that she had been conniving in one of the spy-plots that all the Empire was talking about.

This seems strikingly true in our conniving at the faults of our children.

Do you know I could indict you for conspiracy and conniving at theft?'

I cannot do this while she could feel I was conniving at what she might not like.

If some dozen of the conniving deputies had been sent there, Warden Tapp might have had less to extenuate.

It is in connection with this "accident" that the reader suspects the modest but resourceful Adair of conniving with Fate.

The law operated alike on conspiring employers and conniving employees.

WORD ORIGIN

1783, present participle adjective from connive. Earlier in this sense was connivent.

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