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Definition secretly plan together to do something — especially something illegal or harmful


of events and circumstances:  seemingly cooperate to achieve something
  • They conspired to overthrow the government
conspired = secretly planned together
  • The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall
  • Will you tell me now what persons conspired with you in the Devil's company?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • conspired = cooperated
  • 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
  • conspiring = secretly working together to achieve something
  • But the proles, if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength, would have no need to conspire.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • conspire = make secret plans to do something
  • 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
  • conspired = worked together
  • When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • conspires = seemingly cooperates (to achieve something)
  • ...the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to...
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The hour—the calm beauty of the season—the occasion, all conspired to fill the spectators with solemn awe.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • She and Alex Cross had conspired to ruin his unique creation, his precious and very private art, his life as it had been.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Fate and Genet had conspired to kill my liver, but Shiva had a role in Genet's fate, and hence my fate.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • How could so many events have conspired together?
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • 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
  • It was part of being hopelessly poor that events conspired to keep you poor; if it wasn't one thing, it was another.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • 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
  • Jon climbed from the water, dried, dressed, and left them to conspire.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Then they both laughed together like two conspiring children.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Events conspired to bring you back to where you'd been.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • —Delaford,—that place in which so much conspired to give her an interest; which she wished to be acquainted with, and yet desired to avoid.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • 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

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