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Definition to conspire (the act of working together in secret at others' expense)
  • The antitrust department tries to prevent supermarket collusion to raise grocery prices.
collusion = to conspire (the act of working together in secret at others' expense)
  • Go to their offices and show your pearl - or better, let them come here, so that you can see there is no collusion.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • collusion = conspiracy
  • There was collusion, sir, or that villain never would have escaped.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • They are both written in good faith, I have no doubt, and without any collusion.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • She's not in collusion with the matron.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
  • Tis true, indeed; the collusion holds in the exchange.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • "They wouldn't expel you," I said easily "You're guilty of Willful Collusion at the very most.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • But: did Horst and Sascha collude to make painting vanish in the first place, to Frankfurt, with bad Miami deal?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Lucas of House Samos, for crimes against the crown, for collusion with the terrorist organization known as the Scarlet Guard, I declare you guilty.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Collusion, corrupt practices, and gonorrhea.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And so will our innocent children, for we are colluding when we allow these crimes to be committed.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • They are both written in good faith, I have no doubt, and without any collusion.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • His silence seemed like collusion in his fate.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Inside collusion implies-
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Instinctively colluding in the conspiracy of their fiction, taking care not to decimate it with adult carelessness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Assassinated by the Vatican in collusion with Pepin d'Heristal.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I mean, I'm happy that you two colluded on your story and that you weren't arrested, because that would have made your working here impossible.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The Liberal Government (clearly by collusion) was beaten by the Conservatives, though the latter were nominally much in the minority.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • Instead, women across the nation colluded in our degradation!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Sometimes I think they're in collusion.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale

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