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conniving
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Treasure Island
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  • The maroon had connived at his escape in a shore boat some hours ago, and he now assured us he had only done so to preserve our lives, which would certainly have been forfeit if "that man with the one leg had stayed aboard."

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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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