conspire

[ kuhn-spahyuhr ]SEE DEFINITION OF conspire

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You don't suppose she'd leave me here to conspire with Susan?

After a silence he quoted: “Could you and I with Him conspire–––”

With all this in favor of the Southerners, all else seemed to conspire against them.

To injure him, most of them had been ready to conspire with a tainted adventurer like Burr.

To terrify vested interests is to conspire against the State.

He dwelt on Cobham's wealth, and argued that so rich a man would not venture to conspire.

All the elements, we are told, conspire for the greatest good of the whole.

You try to bunco me and now you conspire with an imbecile to humble me into the dust.

His looks, his gestures, his cries, all conspire to entreat you to take pity on him.

"Distrust is natural and prudent to all who conspire," replied the scholar, quietly.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French conspirer (14c.), from Latin conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," literally "to breathe together," from com- "together" (see com-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). Or perhaps the notion is "to blow together" musical instruments, i.e., "To sound in unison." Related: Conspired; conspiring.

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