conniving

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj conniving used of persons "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
    • adj conniving acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conniving same as connivent, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

He said he had connived with her, one who is the actual though occult ruler of the filthy region.
"The Son of Clemenceau" by Alexandre (fils) Dumas
Then with his neighbours, one so free At all times will connive at me.
"Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732)" by Lewis Melville
Liszt connives at the suicide, but with Chopin it is a murder.
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
But this general connivance he did not think sufficient to secure to him the general support of the Indian interest.
"The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IX. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
We are more edified by the energy with which Rousseau refused connivance with the public outrages on morality perpetrated by a patron.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
One rumor even declared that it was done by the connivance of the company.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Elinor had hitherto connived at her brother's attachment to Rosamund.
"The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4" by Charles Lamb
Here was Marlanx on Graustark soil, conniving with cutthroats, commanding them without opposition.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
We could not take their money and even tacitly connive in her efforts to find the will.
"One of the 28th" by G. A. Henty
Are we guilty of connivance, when silent as to the ambush whence we know the wicked arrow privily shot?
"Hope of the Gospel" by George MacDonald
I was satisfied now that the papers had been forged, but not with Olivia's connivance.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
What would become of the League of Nations if such secret and selfish doings were connived at?
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
More than once has the connivance been established, by evidence, in a court of law!
"The Bandolero" by Mayne Reid
Ethel Rossiter had managed that, of course with her father's connivance.
"The High Heart" by Basil King
The next move in the aggressive game was made by Austria, with the connivance of Russia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
If they found him, they should never know that she had for a moment connived at his concealment.
"Joscelyn Cheshire" by Sara Beaumont Kennedy
Penalty for connivance or obstruction.
"Anti-Suffrage Essays" by Various
When the adultery was committed by the procurement, connivance, privity or consent of plaintiff.
"Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World" by Hyacinthe Ringrose
He was too Bountifull to his Servants, and either too confident of their Honesty, or too conniving at their Falsehood.
"The Mystery of Francis Bacon" by William T. Smedley
Do you mean to say that you accuse the Countess of conniving at perjury!
"The Chief Justice" by Karl Emil Franzos
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In poetry:

With those Elect he shall survive
Who seem not to compete or strive,
Yet with the foremost still arrive,
Prevailing still:
Spirits with whom the stars connive
To work their will.
"In Laleham Churchyard" by William Watson
Isabel was, I think, my next,--
That is, if I remember right)--
And I was really very vexed
To find her hair come off at night;
To falsehood I could not connive,
And so I had her boiled alive.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
In youth you may encounter friends
(Pray this prediction be not wrong),
But wait until old age descends
And thumbs have smeared your gentlest song;
Then will the moths connive to eat you
And rural libraries secrete you.
"To His Book" by Roswell Martin Field
In the beginning the irresponsible Verb
Connived with chaos whence I've seen it start
Riddles in the head for the nervous heart
To count its beat on: all beginnings run
Like water the easiest way or like birds
Fly on their cool imponderable flood.
"Fragment Of A Meditation" by Allen Tate

In news:

Political connivance at the courthouse.
Scheming, conniving have no place in London Olympics.
LONDON – Scheming, conniving and mailing it in might be allowed in some of our professional sports, but they thankfully are still unacceptable in the Olympic Games.
Conniving or caring parents.
Try solving this word challenge without any bamboozling, cheating, flimflam, conniving trickery, antics, or crookedness.
Actor Larry Hagman, 81, whom fans for decades confused with JR Ewing, the conniving character he so - 5:48 pm.
Only months after miscasting himself as "Richard III," here he is in "Othello," as Iago, the conniving villain who will do anything to get even with a boss who gave somebody else the promotion.
In Darkness, ' directed and co-written by Agnieszka Holland (director of 1991's acclaimed 'Europa Europa'), is the powerful story of how a greedy conniver becomes a savior.
Obama and Eden, kindred connivers.
Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported.
They always had muscle-bound dudes flexing their pecs, bewitching damsels draped in gauzy garb and conniving despots seated on gilded thrones.
Scheming, conniving have no place in London Olympics.
LONDON – Scheming, conniving and mailing it in might be allowed in some of our professional sports, but they thankfully are still unacceptable in the Olympic Games.
Facebook chief exec and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was painted as a callous and conniving computer geek in this weekend's No.
Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. "Dallas," died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported.
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In science:

It is a weak bound because choosing the nearest of those states means considering Alice as conniving with Derek to fool herself.
Quantum secure identification using entanglement and catalysis
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