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  • discovered a conspiracy to overthrow the government
  • inclined to believe conspiracy theories
  • One minute we’d be rifling about conspiracy theories, the next we’d be arguing so loudly about mandatory military service (I was for it; he, being a privileged wuss, was not) that we got kicked out of the library.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She already has the righteous, eye-rolling cadence of a conspiracy crackpot.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • It didn’t take long after the Arrival for all the conspiracy nuts to start buzzing about classified government projects or the secret plan to manufacture an alien crisis in order to take away our liberties.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Your conspiracy theory brain always depressed me, Mercer.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Our people see conspiracies behind everything, and many argued that the attack was actually carried out by Jews as an excuse for America to launch a war on the Muslim world.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • My indictment in federal court for criminal conspiracy had been triggered by the collapse of my ex-lover’s drugsmuggling operation.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Ralph had been calling our office almost daily with an unending stream of strange thoughts, ideas, and conspiracies.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • If he was caught posing as a guard, the list of infractions would be endless: bribery, blackmail, identity theft, conspiracy, and whatever else the Council felt like adding to the mix.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • I have the urge to ask what sorts of people create alien conspiracies if it is bored farmers who create crop circles, but I don’t.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Some conspiracy theorists thought the princess had survived and was still alive somewhere, waiting for the right time to reclaim her crown and end Levana’s rule of tyranny, but Cinder knew it was only desperation that fueled these rumors.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The kind of laugh that spoke of a conspiracy.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Louisa thought that McDonald’s was a giant conspiracy against the health of all Americans.
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • Johnny Wayne was arrested and charged with both first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and because of the heinous nature of the crime, the State of Tennessee was seeking the death penalty.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "Right or wrong," he says, "he has been convicted of theft and conspiracy."
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She even fired the colored household help because she swore they were an infernal conspiracy and were stealing out from her nose.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • Since Mrs. Brown took every action of my class as a sign of imminent conspiracy or revolution, I strongly suspected, and was correct in believing, that the kids had somehow blown it, in Mrs. Brown’s eyes, the day before.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I [cannot] bear to think of what my children would be if we were to permit this Hellbegotten conspiracy to destroy this country.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The plot is cute and complex, having largely to do with an alleged conspiracy on the part of Brandon Strathaway—Willard’s tycoon father—to dispose of old Ezra, whose hideously mutilated corpse is indeed found one morning in the entrails of a mechanical cranberry picker.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • 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
  • He started walking again, nattering on and on about plots and conspiracies and battle plans and secrets, but truth be told, my mind drifted.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • There seemed to be an unspoken conspiracy of gallantry among the men; they took turns stopping at frequent intervals to relieve themselves, allowing me to dismount for a few minutes and surreptitiously rub my aching fundament.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Conspiracy to commit murder is a federal crime," I told her.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • To Danforth: Without confidences there could be no conspiracy, Your Honor!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • If she wants to believe in a government conspiracy, I don’t think I can dissuade her.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • You got away before Peter could trap you into his conspiracy.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Despite serious reservations, I had to forgive Finnick for his role in the conspiracy that landed me here.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • How did she know if this lawyer were telling the truth—that he was not in the conspiracy?
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Who is your confederate out yonder, and what is this conspiracy that is going on?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • It was a conspiracy.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Not like a conspiracy or anything.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Maybe he could say they were planted, that this was part of a larger conspiracy against him.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The head of the conspiracy has been shot.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • There was something in it like the companionship of equals, which was strengthened by such little conspiracies as eating eggs in the bedroom.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Some Coalwoodians saw a conspiracy in the whole thing.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "It’s a conspiracy, then," cried Passepartout, who became more and more excited as the liquor mounted in his head, for he drank without perceiving it.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Nor was it due to the mysterious interpretations attributed her by many art historians and conspiracy buffs.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In fact, there seemed to be a conspiracy to exclude me from the proceedings; I wasn’t to have any say and my fate was to be decided out of hand.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • A day after the fire he committed himself to the Anchorage Psychiatric Institute but left after two weeks, convinced there was a conspiracy afoot to put him away permanently.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Let her believe that we are in search of some conspiracy or other.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The assassin, a man named Rachidi Minzele, was immediately shot and killed, taking with him the only definitive knowledge about the motives behind his deed, which spawned a confounding web of conspiracy theories.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It is a conspiracy.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • You think there’s some sort of conspiracy?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Perhaps the rumours of vast underground conspiracies were true after all — perhaps the Brotherhood really existed!
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The rest of them, his sister and brothers, Aunt Maggie, Uncle Jeb, and Uncle Guy, were the most devoted of conspiracy theorists.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • In the English Club, where all who were distinguished, important, and well informed foregathered when the news began to arrive in December, nothing was said about the war and the last battle, as though all were in a conspiracy of silence.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There was absolutely no proof that there had been a conspiracy between himself and the other two.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • To come here suggesting that I should enter into an immoral, a criminal conspiracy to . I think you must be mad, Harriet.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Another professor showed me a large paper of instructions for discovering plots and conspiracies against the government.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
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