- v. Simple past tense and past participle of suborn.
“Having "suborned" (p. 119) many local leaders over generations (as colonialists always did), Britain set in motion a coup d'etat.”
“Labour has suborned our constitution, trashed our economy, debauched our currency and all but broken the back of our Armed Forces.”
“Any ID can be faked, any database of 300 million people can be suborned.”
“The regulators have been suborned and we are so much poorer for it.”
“So I shore up my armamentarium of corticosteroids, ibuprofen, Plaquenil, acupuncture to beat back the cells you've suborned and inflamed.”
“As I have noted, and will return to in future columns in more detail, lenders and their agents frequently suborned appraisers by deliberately creating a Gresham's dynamic to try to induce them to inflate market values, leaked the loan amount to the appraisers, drove the appraisal fraud, and made it endemic.”
“Its tentacles, they insisted, not only reached into every part of the economy, but also corrupted churches, the press, and institutions of higher learning, destroyed the family, and suborned public officials from the president on down.”
“Manipulating witnesses and using suborned testimony are standard operating procedure.”
“The best they can do is sniff out chemicals used in the leading manufacturer and it is up to police forces suborned by the movie industry to decide if they ` re counterfeits or not.”
“As we now know, it has also suborned politicians and the police and operated as a freelance security service – not to expose the abuse of power, but to carry it out.”
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