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Definition a secret agreement or plot — especially to do something illegal or harmful
  • She discovered a conspiracy to overthrow the government.
conspiracy = a secret agreement or plot
  • She is inclined to believe conspiracy theories.
  • conspiracy = secret plot
  • They are puppets and agents of an international conspiracy which has turned Cuba against your friends and neighbors in the Americas—
    John F. Kennedy  --  Cuban Missle Crisis Speech
  • conspiracy = a secret agreement or plot
  • Louisa thought that McDonald's was a giant conspiracy against the health of all Americans.
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • conspiracy = a secret agreement or plot
  • DANFORTH: Now, woman, you surely see it profit nothin' to keep this conspiracy any further.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • conspiracy = secret agreement or plot
  • Silently, wallowing in the pleasures of conspiracy, we take the bead purse from its secret place and spill its contents on the scrap quilt.
    Truman Capote  --  A Christmas Memory
  • conspiracy = a secret agreement or plot
  • To Danforth: Without confidences there could be no conspiracy, Your Honor!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • conspiracy = secret agreement or plot
  • Society, as we have seen, is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue it likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
    Randolph Silliman Bourne  --  Youth and Life
  • In a democracy the majority of citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority... those who are subjected to wrong under multitudes are deprived of all external consolation: they seem deserted by mankind, overpowered by a conspiracy of their whole species.
    Edmund Burke  --  Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
  • conspiracy against Caesar
  • The head of the conspiracy has been shot.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Or he might even have tried to survive deal h. as a paranoia; as a pure conspiracy against someone he loved.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • She already has the righteous, eye-rolling cadence of a conspiracy crackpot.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The conspiracy is both held and withheld, exposed and sustained.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Not like a conspiracy or anything.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • The septa said, "Megga Tyrell and Elinor Tyrell stand accused of lewdness, fornication, and conspiracy to commit high treason.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • There's no evidence that he's had anything to do with a kidnapping or any massive conspiracy to release a virus.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Conspiracy seemed a stretch to me.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • And so saying he resolved to expose this conspiracy of the stone-cutters.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • It's a gigantic conspiracy.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders

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