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abet
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  • I wish to set before you, honourably, the exact consequences — so far as they are within my knowledge — of your abetting him in this appeal.’
  • You may possibly have some idea, Miss Trotwood, of abetting him in his running away, and in his complaints to you.
  • Now I must caution you that if you abet him once, you abet him for good and all; if you step in between him and me, now, you must step in, Miss Trotwood, for ever.
  • Now I must caution you that if you abet him once, you abet him for good and all; if you step in between him and me, now, you must step in, Miss Trotwood, for ever.
  • Of the woman who abets you, I say nothing — since you, Clara,’ addressing my mother in a lower voice, ’from old associations and long-established fancies, have a weakness respecting her which is not yet overcome.’
  • For anything that I can perceive to the contrary, it is still probable that my children may be reduced to seek a livelihood by personal contortion, while Mrs. Micawber abets their unnatural feats by playing the barrel-organ.’
  • …which he had been so business-like as between man and man; how Janet, returning into my aunt’s service when she came back to Dover, had finally carried out her renunciation of mankind by entering into wedlock with a thriving tavern-keeper; and how my aunt had finally set her seal on the same great principle, by aiding and abetting the bride, and crowning the marriage-ceremony with her presence; were among our topics — already more or less familiar to me through the letters I had had.

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  • The man who could not be discourteous to a ground-squirrel had sat in the courthouse abetting the cause of grubby-minded little men.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Not telling her is tantamount to aiding and abetting the enemy.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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