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complicity
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Smerdyakov never hinted at their complicity, though the actual murderer persisted in accusing him and declaring that he had committed the crime alone.
  • No one but an innocent man, who had no fear of being charged with complicity, could have acted as he did.
  • "But perhaps it was not a case of active complicity on Smerdyakov’s part, but only of passive acquiescence; perhaps Smerdyakov was intimidated and agreed not to prevent the murder, and foreseeing that he would be blamed for letting his master be murdered, without screaming for help or resisting, he may have obtained permission from Dmitri Karamazov to get out of the way by shamming a fit—’you may murder him as you like; it’s nothing to me.’

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  • Many suspect the complicity of top officials.
  • She is accused of being complicit in the crime.

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