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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cabal.


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  • There have always been among the refuse of our literature, some of those wretches who have sold their pens and caballed against their very benefactors.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Because they have performed cures instead of miracles — have been useful and not caballed — cured poor women without either directing or seducing them.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Baltus likewise, in his capacity of Jesuit, caballed with no little perseverance and bitterness on the occasion, in union with his brethren, who at that time were as high in credit and influence as they have since been plunged deep in ignominy.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Jansenist set fire to them, and Letellier was burned to a cinder; while the Jansenist, who had no less caballed than the Jesuit, had his share of the flames.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Michael Angelo might say to Raphael, your envy has only induced you to study and execute still better than I do; you have not depreciated me, you have not caballed against me before the pope, you have not endeavored to get me excommunicated for placing in my picture of the Last Judgment one-eyed and lame persons in paradise, and pampered cardinals with beautiful women perfectly naked in hell!

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The three last-named persons often held little conspiracies together, and caballed or grumbled against the head of the house.

    The Virginians

  • Schedoni, however, yet remained to be tried; Vivaldi had no longer a doubt as to his having caballed with the Marchesa, and that he had been an agent in removing Ellena.

    The Italian

  • For the life of me I'm not sure whether he believed it or not, but it was nothing to me, and while they all caballed for the next few days I indulged Elspeth by squiring her round the Indian encampments.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • Don Gabriel de Toledo, who was ordered to be very frank with me, was very reserved when he saw how I was mortified about the news of M. de Turenne, and caballed with the generals in such a manner as made me very uneasy.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • So dangerous an infringement on the privileges of the representative body, dwelt on minds insensible to every other consideration; the principal members caballed secretly on the perils by which they were surrounded; and the sullen concord which now marked their deliberations, was beheld by the Committee rather as the prelude to revolt, than the indication of continued obedience.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part III., 1794 Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners


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