Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of connive.
  • adj. That connives; conspiratorial

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • same as connivent, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
  • adj. used of persons

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Examples

  • Zeno of Verona, still later, reproves the apathy of the Christian proprietors in conniving at this abuse.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Cut to Tenacity, where Maria dares to have an opinion and is called conniving and twitchy by Holly's loyal hench-angel.

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  • You have to call conniving, manipulative, evil women

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  • You have to call conniving, manipulative, evil women * something*.

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  • Chevron and Exxon-Mobil whom they accuse of "conniving" with the government to "loot" the riches in question.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pan Africanist Congress leader Mr Clarence Makwetu accused the IEC of inefficiency and "conniving" to rig the elections.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Addressing the Press afterwards he made a scathing attack on the IEC, accusing it of "conniving" to rig the elections.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Commission was "conniving" in electoral fraud by allowing ANC members to wear uniforms at polling stations.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Launching a bitter attack on the IEC, Mr Makwetu said the commission was "conniving" in rigging the election by allowing, for example, African National Congress members to wear uniforms at polling stations.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • OTTAWA - Allegations from an internal Chinese government report that Canada was "conniving" to get the world to accept weakened climate change goals at last December's international summit on global warming are ludicrous, Environment Minister Jim Prentice said Thursday.

    The Oil Drum - Discussions about Energy and Our Future

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