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Definition a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan — especially an unethical or illegal plan
  • Yes, you are all accomplices to the fall, and yes, we are gone forever.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He had made me, if not an accomplice, at least an eyewitness to his vengeance!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Responsible or not, he was equally an accomplice of his detestably mischievous daughter.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • In which case, MacQueen knew of the note and of its destruction -in other words, he was either the murderer or an accomplice of the murderer.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Russ Allen, a lifelong buddy and accomplice, offered the sound advice of a born writer in numerous late-night calls.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • In the previous weeks, hundreds of his accomplices in the oppression of Panem have been tried and now await their own deaths.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Two other accomplices faked a fight and drew the guards' attention while the escapee unwound the rope and threw it up over the fence and down.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • It was almost as if he were treating her as an accomplice.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • She was .... an accomplice.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • She and her accomplice will get money for it and be let off besides; they'll make a merit of it—say they found it—knew it—and be evidence against me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • "Doctor Sikes was Sam Westing's friend, a witness to the will, and his accomplice in this game.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • They accused him of having had the pocketbook brought back by an accomplice, by a confederate.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  A Piece of String
  • His only accomplice was one who could never give him away, and the grotesque, inconceivable nature of the device only served to make it more effective.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • She was shown this mercy because she was judged an incidental accomplice only, one misled by Kubera, whom she had trusted.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • "Fredrik Clinton, you are under arrest as an accomplice to murder, for attempted murder, and for a long list of further crimes," she said.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Her accomplice suffered for his share in the escape, notwithstanding his timid contrivances.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • You can't say he's an accomplice-homicidal lunatics don't have accomplices!
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • When Changó found out, he tracked down his inept accomplice to the foot of a palm tree.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • 'And was the fellow-prisoner his accomplice and a murderer, too?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Whether he had any accomplices, or whatever the thing is called in the law?
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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