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They conspired to overthrow the government
  secretly plan together to do something — especially something illegal or harmful


of events and circumstances:  seemingly cooperate to achieve something
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Strongly Associated with:   conspiracy, conspirator
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  • They conspired to overthrow the government
  • The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall
  • When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • When Daniel disappeared from our lives, I couldn’t escape the conclusion that fate had conspired against her for the last and final time.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • Conspiring to sell weapons to people he viewed as enemies was worse than any of the other scenarios for which I’d been preparing.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • But of course the universe does not conspire to put you in one place rather than another, Colin knew.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • We kept our talks secret, knowing Mia would’ve killed us had she thought we were conspiring.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The concussions from the bombs, the drug lingering in my system, the loss of blood, the darkness . all of it conspires to pin me down.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it," it says.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He was also certain the judge and the DA had already conspired.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • There were moments when it honestly seemed as if the world were conspiring against her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Maybe just because the world conspires against her.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The results will be annoying and maybe disbelieved by those who saw sinister forces conspiring to bring about the three crashes in rapid-fire succession.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It was as though the elements were conspiring to ruin their short week of freedom.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • Then I thought about the argument I’d have to assert—that it was likely the guards at Northeast would conspire to murder him.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • At Bod’s approach they looked up, startled, then fled into the undergrowth, as if they had been caught conspiring.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Everything had conspired to push black Africa into every kind of tyranny.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • "Well," Artemis said, "to be fair, there was that time you conspired with Hera to overthrow him."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • But the proles, if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength. would have no need to conspire.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • We do not know that Rogers and his wife conspired to murder their employer.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Will you tell me now what persons conspired with you in the Devil’s company?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The number of houses, too, conspired to give it advantage over the neighboring farms.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • He told me himself that all the Moscow ladies have conspired to give him all their sons as adjutants.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • How stupid, that they had not even conspired to get their story straight.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • An hour later violent gusts started blowing down from the desert, and the wind and tidal rips conspired to carry him out to sea.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But who would bother conspiring against him?
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • And you conspire with him against me, do you, viper?
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I think I know part of the reason why your grandfather conspired to put us together.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Wagon wheels and iron-shod hooves had conspired to tear up the ground, making many sections impassable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • At last they conspired together and hit upon a plan that promised a dazzling victory.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • They’ll believe the Greeks have conspired with giants.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night; Grief of my son’s exile hath stopp’d her breath: What further woe conspires against mine age?
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Fate, however, conspired against us again just a few days before I was to return home.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • "That head has never conspired," murmured he, "but it matters not; we will see."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Thou dost conspire against thy friend, Iago, If thou but think’st him wrong’d and mak’st his ear A stranger to thy thoughts.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • She’ll think you conspired to hide me.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • He had been outside the wall, and heard them in the court conspiring.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Because they’ll always be conspiring against you, trying to hold you back and drag you down.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I loved her — everybody, even my father, conspired to spoil her, with an endearing lack of success.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • But there were many things which Will and Ashley had conspired to keep from her.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • His men conspire against him, confine him a long time to his cabin, and set him on shore in an unknown land.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Strange things conspire when one tries to cheat fate.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The place must have been magnificent long ago, but like so many rural homes around Hampton, time and the elements had conspired against it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Deborah yelled at Speed, accused her of conspiring with Cofield, and said she was going to hire O. J. Simpson’s lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, and sue Speed for everything she had if she didn’t shut down the foundation and stop all Henrietta-related activities.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • And I didn’t like the way my father seemed to appear in all of this—as if he were conspiring behind Reb Saunders’ back to contaminate his son.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Hapless child of hapless sire, Didst thou recklessly conspire, Madly brave the King’s decree?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • In general, they conspired to regulate the conduct of his life; they turned him towards the gloom; they rendered him kindly and simple; they counselled him to the same things.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And they have conspired together; I will not say you shall see a masque, but if you do, then it was not for nothing that my nose fell a-bleeding on Black Monday last at six o’clock i’ the morning, falling out that year on Ash-Wednesday was four year in the afternoon.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • "Of having conspired to aid the emperor’s return."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
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