Now David had been told, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." So David prayed, "O LORD, turn Ahithophel’s counsel into foolishness."
2 Samuel 15:31 (NIV)
He is then stabbed by several other conspirators, and at last by Marcus Brutus.
William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar
Intelligence agencies can instantly create a web of all of a suspect’s contacts, co-conspirators.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
Although these instructions were firm in tone, they were rather lacking in specific direction, and I suppose it was only natural that half the population of Churchill should have concluded I was a member of a high-grade gang of gold-ore thieves attempting to make contact with my fellow conspirators; while the other half thought I was a prospector with knowledge of a secret mine somewhere in the vast interior Barrens.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
For she could not wriggle out from beneath the suffocating knowledge that there had been this time in her life when she had played out the role, to its limit, of a fellow conspirator in crime.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Mr. Smeath is grinning at me, a conspirator’s grin.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Given unwillingly, mind you," he added on a conspirator’s grin.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
Conspirators who plotted against the American cause had been arrested all over the city and in several close-by villages.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Chains
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Why are you sitting there like conspirators?
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
He was the commander of a vast shadowy army, an underground network of conspirators dedicated to the overthrow of the State.
George Orwell -- 1984
"No," replied Villefort; "a faithful servant of the king does not know conspirators."
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
With Guitar as his co-conspirator, Milkman could look forward to both fun and fear.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
Each of us got our heart buried in six feet of African dirt; we are all co-conspirators here.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
The secret won’t keep for long, of course; but at present it is, I think, only known to us conspirators.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
Who and where is the false conspirator who says that I denounce the husband of my child!
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
We spoke to one another softly like conspirators, we walked on tiptoe.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
She made herself my brother’s co-conspirator, telling him they would go out for ice cream and ruin his appetite.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
You look like four conspirators.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
I’m always willing to lend a helping hand to a fellow conspirator along the road to survival if he’s willing to do the same for me.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
We are not together in the house of our friend and fellow conspirator, this most excellent and audacious hobbit-may the hair on his toes never fall out!
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit
In an effort to serve her father’s quest for the simplicity of truth …. she had become a conspirator of chaos.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
We must be conspirators and deceive both Scarlett and Mr. Wilkes.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
I do not know exactly what happened when the conspirators discovered that this part of their plan was impossible owing to the accident to the train.
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
The embers of the great fire had so far burned themselves out and now glowed so low and duskily that I understood why these conspirators desired a torch.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Treasure Island
All who have read of conspirators in books trust him instantly.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
He treated me with kindly contempt, which he thought the proper approach to artists, people who were no use as conspirators.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
"He’s a political conspirator, there’s not a doubt about it," Razumihin decided, as he slowly descended the stairs.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
She gave him a wink which had strangely unsettling undertones , a wink one conspirator might give another.
Stephen King -- Misery
She smiled at him, as at a fellow conspirator, in relief, in deliverance, in radiant mockery of all the things she would never have to consider important again.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Thanks to the conspirators, the tables were turned that night, for Hayes sent up a wilderness of flowers, with a loverly basket arranged in his best manner for a centerpiece.
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
They would huddle over the table awhile, muttering like conspirators, sipping tea or one of his concoctions.
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston -- Farewell to Manzanar
But though she be my sister’s child or nearer Of kin than all who worship at my hearth, Nor she nor yet her sister shall escape The utmost penalty, for both I hold, As arch-conspirators, of equal guilt.
Sophocles -- Antigone
He covered her hand with his and said in the old pleasant voice of a conspirator for pleasure, mischief, profit, and delight: "See that boat out there?"
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
So they faced one another in the coalgrimed doorway, mad eyes looking into mad eyes, mad voice talking to mad voice as calm and quiet and terse as two conspirators.
William Faulkner -- Light in August
Don Apolinar Moscote had trouble identifying that conspirator in high boots and with a rifle slung over his shoulder with the person he had played dominoes with until nine in the evening.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
It was really a shame that as Tita was answering this question, saying that her secret was to prepare the mole with a lot of love, Pedro happened to be nearby, and that they looked at each other for a fraction of a second like conspirators, remembering when Tita had been bent over the grinding stone; for the eagle eye of Mama Elena saw the spark that flew between them from twenty feet away, and it troubled her deeply.
Laura Esquivel -- Like Water for Chocolate
…dollars a vote to the Democrats’ three; and "Buck" Halloran sat one night playing cards with Jurgis and another man, who told how Halloran had been charged with the job voting a "bunch" of thirty-seven newly landed Italians, and how he, the narrator, had met the Republican worker who was after the very same gang, and how the three had effected a bargain, whereby the Italians were to vote half and half, for a glass of beer apiece, while the balance of the fund went to the conspirators!
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
By his heretical views on sport and soma, by the scandalous unorthodoxy of his sex-life, by his refusal to obey the teachings of Our Ford and behave out of office hours, ’even as a little infant,’ " (here the Director made the sign of the T), "he has proved himself an enemy of Society, a subverter, ladies and gentlemen, of all Order and Stability, a conspirator against Civilization itself.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
They were all at the Opera that night, but looked round in vain for the fierce conspirators whom they were instructed to suppress.
Gaston Leroux -- The Phantom of the Opera
I asked with an attempt at a wink such as two conspirators give each other.
Hermann Hesse -- Steppenwolf
In short the last man in the world, one would think, to be overburthened with thoughts, especially those perilous thoughts that must needs belong to a conspirator in any serious project, or even to the underling of such a conspirator.
Herman Melville -- Billy Budd
A sort of Byronic hero—an amorous conspirator, it strikes me.
George Eliot -- Middlemarch
The conspirator stood up, wiping his mouth again, his large bulk hovering above the wood.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Identity
As his glance travelled from one placid well-fed face to another he saw all the harmless-looking people engaged upon May’s canvas-backs as a band of dumb conspirators, and himself and the pale woman on his right as the centre of their conspiracy.
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
The original stories in the journal, which launched this book project, ’were made possible by the inspiration and guidance of John Brecher, the Journal’s singular page one editor and my longtime co-conspirator; the support and counsel of Alan Murray, the paper’s Washington Bureau chief; and the artful editing of Joanne Lipman.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
If the race-fixing conspirators could stop Seabiscuit, they could take advantage of the other horses’ long odds, cash in huge bets, and disappear.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Seabiscuit
His instinct was to regard her as a conspirator against rather than as an antecedent obstacle to Thomasin’s happiness.
Thomas Hardy -- The Return of the Native
But affairs were not in so quiet a situation in the bosom of the other conspirator; his mind was tost in all the distracting anxiety so nobly described by Shakespear— "Between the acting of a dreadful thing, And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream; The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.