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cabal
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
a small group of people who plot in secret and exercise power — especially political power

or (more rarely):  a plot by such a group
  • Now, it never occurred to me to wish for a nearer inspection of these large insects, with their long black claws, for I always feared to find under their stone wings some little human genius fagged to death with cabals, factions, and government intrigues.
    Chapters 59-60 (93% in)
  • What? private secretary to a minister, plunged at once into European cabals and Parisian intrigues; having kings, and, better still, queens, to protect, parties to unite, elections to direct; making more use of your cabinet with your pen and your telegraph than Napoleon did of his battle-fields with his sword and his victories; possessing five and twenty thousand francs a year, besides your place; a horse, for which Chateau-Renaud offered you four hundred louis, and which you would not...
    Chapters 39-40 (20% in)

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