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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of abet.

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Examples

  • The decay of the military, resulting from decreased funding and the spread of corruption (both of which Yeltsin abetted: he had no interest in maintaining or strengthening an institution that was at best lukewarm toward his rule), was popularly perceived to have led to Russia's humiliating defeat during the first Chechen war, in 1994-1996.

    Russia Is Finished

  • The decay of the military, resulting from decreased funding and the spread of corruption (both of which Yeltsin abetted: he had no interest in maintaining or strengthening an institution that was at best lukewarm toward his rule), was popularly perceived to have led to Russia's humiliating defeat during the first Chechen war, in 1994-1996.

    Russia Is Finished

  • He then said Obama "abetted" corruption in the home-mortgage market.

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  • Not sure whether VDH cares to have nitpicky editorial / typo issues brought to his attention or not, but just in case, perhaps he in the first sentence means "abetted" rather than

    Works and Days

  • During Clinton, aided and abetted by Republican profligacy, the US started all sorts of grant programs to states and polisubs, usually just enough to pay one or a few staffers for some study, investigation, monitoring, training program.

    Chris Christie (R, NJ) zeros out faith-based program! | RedState

  • "We aided and abetted it in implicit ways by not demanding more earlier."

    Clinton outlines sweeping agenda for U.N. conference

  • Wall Street is the sleazebag who is always looking for an angle to separate you from your money aided and abetted by Washington politicians in their pockets.

    Obama headed to Wall Street to discuss financial regulation reform

  • "We aided and abetted it in implicit ways by not demanding more earlier."

    Clinton outlines sweeping agenda for U.N. conference

  • Your party was founded by Dick Armey and FreedomWorks and was aided and abetted by Fox News.

    Tea Party Express unveils 'heroes,' 'targets'

  • This attitude has aided and abetted me through 26 ingredient recipes, through 12 hour sourdough baguettes, through 3 trials of spun sugar in one afternoon.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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