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Definition guilt as a helper in a crime or offense
  • She is accused of being complicit in the crime.
complicit = guilty as a helper
  • Many suspect the complicity of top officials.
  • complicity = guilt as helpers in wrongdoing
  • On the same day it was given out that fresh documents had been discovered which revealed further details about Snowball's complicity with Jones.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • complicity = guilt as an accomplice
  • Rather than cherish that medal, Madame, you should regard it as a symbol of your unwitting complicity with this despot who worked to death and brutalized and eventually exterminated thousands and thousands of African peoples.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • complicity = guilt as an accomplice in a crime
  • Fouquet rejected her offers with indignation, preferring the esteem of the king to complicity with such intriguers.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Certainly they are not to be accused of being the authors of the crime, but their complicity is not improbable.
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Mystery of the Yellow Room
  • John Lateran, and Peppino, called Rocca Priori, convicted of complicity with the detestable bandit Luigi Vampa, and the men of his band.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That his complicity was flagrant I had no room to doubt, after Eva's own indictment of him, uttered to his face and in my hearing.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • What shocked him most was the implied aspersion of complicity on Mrs.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Chance
  • Lucille must go - or run the risk of arrest for complicity in the murder of Duson.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon
  • Establish a false complicity and destroy what chance of safety I have won for nothing—what folly
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Under Western Eyes
  • Jack stolen from the garden through complicity of new servant.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Beasts of Tarzan
  • Among them was that Marilyn Monroe had had an affair with Bobby Kennedy as well as JFK, and that Bobby was complicit in Monroe's death.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The man had been innocent of any complicity in attempting to create a nuclear holocaust.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Was I, too, not visited with consequences of the original offence in which I had no complicity?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Smerdyakov never hinted at their complicity, though the actual murderer persisted in accusing him and declaring that he had committed the crime alone.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He had held back, and by not saying what he knew—that she was his daughter—made her complicit in his silence.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • His lordship emerged to meet him and the two gentlemen appeared to exchange complicit glances before disappearing together into the drawing room.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • This eyewitness information has confirmed not only that Booth is at the heart of the plan but that Mary Surratt is complicit.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • They settled on this complicity: they would not heal their rift — their mysterious rift — but bridge it, with manners.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American

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