conspiracy

Part of speech: noun

A secret combination, especially for an evil purpose; plot.

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Usage examples "conspiracy":

  1. He, too, was undoubtedly in the conspiracy to keep her deceived. - "Blind Love", Wilkie Collins.
  2. On hearing this, Aufidius was startled, for he was engaged in the conspiracy against Sertorius, but he did not know that Manlius was a party to it. - "Plutarch's Lives Volume III.", Plutarch.
  3. Laurie's mother, a pretty Southern woman, welcomed him kindly and it was not long before the two were united in a deep and affectionate conspiracy which placed them on terms of the greatest intimacy. - "Ted and the Telephone", Sara Ware Bassett.