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conniving
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  • She had been made awkward by her not wishing to receive the news in too cavalier a fashion or to seem to have connived and Polly had been made awkward not merely because allusions of that kind always made her awkward but also because she did not wish it to be thought that in her wise innocence she had divined the intention behind her mother’s tolerance.

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  • They are conniving to get government contracts in return for campaign contributions.
  • stop those who connive to steal state secrets

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