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Used in
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • The Lascar was known to be a man of the vilest antecedents, but as, by Mrs. St. Clair’s story, he was known to have been at the foot of the stair within a very few seconds of her husband’s appearance at the window, he could hardly have been more than an accessory to the crime.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • He was charged with being an accessory to the crime.

  • You`re under arrest, suspected of being an accessory to murder and attempted murder.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet`s Nest

  • And he`ll cop to it, once he realizes paying blackmail`s a lot less dicey than accessory to murder.”
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death

  • There was also the chance that the authorities might charge him with being an accessory to the crime.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
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