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conspiracy
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
a secret agreement or plot — especially to do something illegal or harmful
  • Supper has been announced, and young Oliver, who is all alone in the next room, will have begun to think, by this time, that we have wearied of his company, and entered into some dark conspiracy to thrust him forth upon the world.'
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (99% in)
  • ...to confound the innocent with the guilty when they were in accidental companionship, he knew already; and that deeply-laid plans for the destruction of inconveniently knowing or over-communicative persons, had been really devised and carried out by the Jew on more occasions than one, he thought by no means unlikely, when he recollected the general nature of the altercations between that gentleman and Mr. Sikes: which seemed to bear reference to some foregone conspiracy of the kind.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (13% in)

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