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abet
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Definition assist or encourage (usually in some wrongdoing)
  • But Michael was different, because the white world had so unusually aided and abetted his rise.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • People inthe townships were accusing them of aiding and abetting the violence.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It is vital that we spend our tax dollars on helping Arizonans and not aid and abet illegal aliens.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Do you know the universal penalty for aiding and abetting such a killer?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I've called devoted Desi to my aid (and abet).
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I had aided and abetted social backwardness ....
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The man who could not be discourteous to a ground-squirrel had sat in the courthouse abetting the cause of grubby-minded little men.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Miss Ramirez, that had better not have been you abetting these hoodlums.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • She is guilty of aiding and abetting an enemy of the gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I guess we are aiding and abetting a felony, Watson?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Not telling her is tantamount to aiding and abetting the enemy.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Then the daring plotter was to be surrounded and caught red-handed, in the very act of aiding and abetting royalists, who were traitors to the republic.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I wouldn't have aided or abetted an attempt on even HIS life for anything.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • You're confessing that you're an accomplice who's aiding and abetting a deserter?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • All of these people had, in the past, aided and abetted Moody in his fight against me, but they had' acted out of what was to them reasonable motives.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • And so she abetted our scheme and kept my father ignorant much longer than would otherwise have been possible.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • She had no right to dash away from your party, and Miss Derek had no right to abet her.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Aiding and abetting anyone wanted for murder is a serious offence.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • They abetted each other in amazement.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • How ill agrees it with your gravity To counterfeit thus grossly with your slave, Abetting him to thwart me in my mood!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors

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