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  • The antitrust department tries to prevent supermarket collusion to raise grocery prices.
  • Go to their offices and show your pearl - or better, let them come here, so that you can see there is no collusion.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • Instead, women across the nation colluded in our degradation!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I mean, I’m happy that you two colluded on your story and that you weren’t arrested, because that would have made your working here impossible.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • "They wouldn’t expel you," I said easily "You’re guilty of Willful Collusion at the very most.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It’s the attraction of dirty words we aren’t supposed to say, words like bum; the attraction of conspiracy, of collusion.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • But: did Horst and Sascha collude to make painting vanish in the first place, to Frankfurt, with bad Miami deal?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Lucas of House Samos, for crimes against the crown, for collusion with the terrorist organization known as the Scarlet Guard, I declare you guilty.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Assassinated by the Vatican in collusion with Pepin d’Heristal.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Not once, in over a thousand pages, does Hogwarts, A History mention that we are all colluding in the oppression of a hundred slaves!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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  • Inside collusion implies-
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It made me want to leave at once, before Doc could say whatever he meant to say to me, so that I could not be considered in collusion with him.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • And so will our innocent children, for we are colluding when we allow these crimes to be committed.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Sometimes I think they’re in collusion.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • They are both written in good faith, I have no doubt, and without any collusion.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The two men exchange a look-it seems to Yolanda-of collusion.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • There was collusion, sir, or that villain never would have escaped.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • But the bulkiest of Hickock’s mud pies was aimed at the two defense attorneys, Arthur Fleming and Harrison Smith, whose "incompetence and inadequacy" were the chief cause of the correspondent’s present predicament, for no real defense had been prepared or offered by them, and this lack of effort, it was implied, had been deliberate-an act of collusion between the defense and the prosecution.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • His silence seemed like collusion in his fate.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He found he was breathing in rhythm with the horse as if some part of the horse were within him breathing and then he descended into some deeper collusion for which he had not even a name.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Since the informants have no knowledge of each other, there could hardly be collusion.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The sun seemed to he in collusion with the cadre.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Instinctively colluding in the conspiracy of their fiction, taking care not to decimate it with adult carelessness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Collusion, corrupt practices, and gonorrhea.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But perhaps there are further clues in the data that prove collusion.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Frustrated, she whipped off the blindfold and accused us of moving and of being in collusion.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • ’tis true, indeed; the collusion holds in the exchange.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • She’s NOT in collusion with the matron.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Now try collusion, down deep and elusive and after all these years still breathing, still alive.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • They’ll suspect collusion.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Mary used to be suspicious that people like you were actually colluding with the government, which of course isn’t true.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • The Liberal Government (clearly by collusion) was beaten by the Conservatives, though the latter were nominally much in the minority.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • I had only succeeded in adding to her anguish the hint of some mysterious collusion, of an inexplicable and incomprehensible conspiracy to keep her for ever in the dark.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The FTC inquiry concluded that the five major meatpacking firms had secretly fixed prices for years, had colluded to divide up markets, and had shared livestock information to guarantee that ranchers received the lowest possible price for their cattle.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Should there be found a citizen zealous enough to undertake the unpromising task, if there happen to be collusion between the parties concerned, how easy it is to clothe the circumstances with so much ambiguity, as to render it uncertain what was the precise conduct of any of those parties?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • was a merely systematic evil in which the participating doctors had no part, I set down in cold print, with facts and figures, the inhuman collusion of doctors and hospital administrations—the kind of collusion which results in thousands of deaths per week throughout this country: Negroes left to die in hospital waitingrooms, indigents not admitted or inadequately treated, outpatient cases not followed up because of bills unpaid at discharge.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I’d written the letter in collusion with Raymond so as to entice his mistress to his room and subject her to ill-treatment by a man "of more than dubious reputation.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Subvert Liberty: Executive, Legislative Collusion
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • You’ll make ’cause all feel they’re in collusion with you.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • It goes under the heading of ’military industrial complex,’ which freely translated means military-industrial collusion.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Mockingly, he invites my sympathy and collusion.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • They’re sending a man into Monarch to dig up collusion between you and that appraiser, Graham.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • He had expected to encounter antagonism, even confrontation, and instead was being offered sly, misguided collusion.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Treachery at the highest levels of China’s government, treachery at the hands of the despised Nationalists, assumed to be in collusion with Western financial interests.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I believe that’s called collusion and restraint of trade, legal terms that we in the Soviet Union have no problems with, as the state sets prices.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • This idea hangs between us, almost visible, almost palpable: heavy, formless, dark; collusion of a sort, betrayal of a sort.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Although competition between the large processors has indeed led to lower costs for consumers, price fixing and collusion have devastated independent ranchers and farmers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In any case she didn’t kill or mutilate Aunt Elizabeth, who a few days later, after she’d recovered from her seven hours behind the furnace and presumably from the interrogation — for the possibility of collusion would not have been ruled out, by the Aunts or by anyone else — was back in operation at the Center.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • If a zealous citizen wants to take on the task and if there is collusion between the parties involved, it would be easy to make each participant’s part in the plan so ambiguous that no one could discover the precise conduct of each member of the council.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • was a merely systematic evil in which the participating doctors had no part, I set down in cold print, with facts and figures, the inhuman collusion of doctors and hospital administrations—the kind of collusion which results in thousands of deaths per week throughout this country: Negroes left to die in hospital waitingrooms, indigents not admitted or inadequately treated, outpatient cases not followed up because of bills unpaid at discharge.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
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