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Definitiona secret agreement or plot — especially to do something illegal or harmful
- It was this happy feminine conspiracy which made Southern society so pleasant.2.8 (83% in)
- It was a secret he would never learn, for everyone from Ellen down to the stupidest field hand was in a tacit and kindly conspiracy to keep him believing that his word was law.1.2 (50% in)
- No one ever told her anything really shocking or scandalous, for her spinster state must be protected even if she was sixty years old, and her friends were in a kindly conspiracy to keep her a sheltered and petted old child.2.8 (79% in)
- Scarlett winked slyly at Frank and, for all his distress at the bad news he had just heard, he smiled, knowing she was enjoining silence and making him one in a pleasant conspiracy.4.35 (43% in)
There are no more uses of "conspiracy" in Gone with the Wind.
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