conspirator

Definitions

  • Don Hemstitch and Conspirators
    Don Hemstitch and Conspirators
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conspirator a member of a conspiracy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conspirator One who engages in a conspiracy; a plotter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conspirator One who conspires or engages in a conspiracy or is concerned in a plot; a joint plotter; specifically, one who conspires with others to commit treason.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Conspirator one who conspires:—fem. Conspir′atress
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
  • Norman Mailer
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    “Left-wingers are incapable of conspiring because they are all egomaniacs.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conspirārecon, together, spirāre, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

She persuades her lover Sextus to conspire against his friend, and he succeeds in setting the Capitol on fire.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
His ascendancy over his fellow-conspirators seems to have been complete.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
Did the other conspirators escape?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
I will see and hear nothing, warn no one, unless I am forced to warn the conspirators.
"A Conspiracy of the Carbonari" by Louise Mühlbach
ACCOLTI, Benedetto, conspirator against Pius IV., i.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
The most serious of these plots, in March, 1887, led to the arrest of all the conspirators.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
Then Ea, who knoweth all, drew near; he beheld the evil ones conspiring and muttering together.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
The perpetrators and conspirators will all be seized upon the morrow.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Queen Eleanor and her sons were conspiring against Henry II.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
Some evidence of the brewing plot leaked out, but it was suppressed by the conspirators.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Meantime, the conspirators, balked in their attempt to prevent the boy's escape, held a consultation.
"Bob Chester's Grit" by Frank V. Webster
We should have plotters and conspirators going all over the country, and stirring up the people.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
SHIPWRECKED EMIGRANTS AND HORRIFIED CONSPIRATORS.
"The Island Queen" by R.M. Ballantyne
These were times in which every one conspired more or less.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
The conspirators rushed in.
"Darius the Great" by Jacob Abbott
With them we can conspire after their own program, pretending to follow them blindly.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Whether Booth was the agent of a band of conspirators, or was one of a few vile men who sought an odious immortality, it is impossible to say.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
It was a method too that appealed to conspirators, who never questioned its efficacy, and who anticipated little risk of discovery.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
He was put in prison, but was aided to escape by his brother conspirators.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
Even his fellow-conspirators felt the burden.
"Rulers of India: Lord Clive" by George Bruce Malleson
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In poetry:

Nor Steel, nor Flint alone produces fire;
No spark arises till they both conspire:
Nor Faith alone, nor work without is right;
Salvation rises, when they both unite.
"Epigram I" by John Byrom
Unpitying can ye view that lovely cheek,
By deep remorse, despoil'd of all its bloom!
That form, which ev'ry grace conspires to deck,
Thus slowly sinking to its early tomb!
"To Adelina. Written while reading the Third Volume of Mrs Smith's 'Orphan of the Castle'" by Maria Logan
"While rural faith, and every polish'd art,
Each friendly charm, in —— conspire,
From public scenes all pensive must you part;
All joyless to the greenest fields retire!
"Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne" by William Shenstone
And yet to mock her eye's desire,
The cavern into which she stared,
Was lit with disks and lines of fire;
When triple darkness did conspire,
The secret founts of light were bared.
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott
Erroneous Fancy shaped her wild attire:
From Bethlem's walls the poor lymphatic stray'd;
Seem'd with her air, her accent, to conspire,
When, as wild Fancy taught her, thus she said:
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
There all are rivals! sister, son, and sire,
With horrid purpose hug destructive arms;
There soft-eyed maids in murderous plots conspire,
And scorn the gentler mischief of their charms.
"Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested" by William Shenstone

In news:

Educational 'Conspirator' is a bit stuffy .
The Conspirator brings to life a little-known chapter in American history, hinged on an unsettling military trial.
A warrant is out for the arrest of a Glencoe woman after she and a friend conspired to felony theft by swindle at the First Community Bank in Lester Prairie.
A one-time janitor at a Minneapolis mosque was found guilty Thursday of conspiring to help a terrorist group recruit young Minnesota men for a holy war in their native Somalia.
Before all the Obama haters, birther conspirators and general morons get on President Obama's case, he obviously knew he was joking.
Robert Redford's 'Conspirator' is stately to a fault .
Effective journalism depends on it, conspirators and criminals work hard to prevent it, and who doesn't love Hal Holbrook, in full-on G-man Yoda mode, explaining the idea to a frustrated Robert Redford.
Green of Shakopee had pleaded guilty to conspiring to transport stolen goods across state lines.
Three forces have conspired to prevent President Obama from running the country effectively: congressional Republicans, congressional Democrats, and the American people.
FILE This Jan 16, 2001 file photo shows G. Gordon Liddy, a Watergate conspirator, arriving at Baltimore's federal courthouse.
It's not so much the important date for me, just a plethora of things to do, no time in which to do them, and circumstances conspiring against me to slow me down.
Prosecutors have spent weeks building a case that three friends and housemates conspired to cover up evidence in the 2006 slaying of a Washington lawyer.
Michigan voters tend to be fairly unflappable, but eyes are rolling at the revelation of a scandal in the state Legislature: House Speaker Jase Bolger reportedly conspired this year with a state representative to try to rig an election.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged two former Memorial Coliseum employees with conspiring to embezzle more than $3,800 from the payroll system.
A 20-year-old Erie woman who conspired in a hatchet attack a year ago got a break at sentencing for cooperating with the Erie police and for having no significant prior record.
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In science:

For instance, for the new winding operators the phase factor ω , together with the multiplicity factor m, elegantly conspire to reproduce the string theory prediction.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
It is unreasonable to expect that the radial variation of the processes that determine disk structure conspires to force the local behaviour to ˙M is constant all radii.
Early Disk Evolution
Since the galaxies do not have an ordered bulk motion, the mass stripped from them is also unlikely to conspire and organize in an ordered flow with high net angular momentum.
Feedback Heating with Slow Jets in Cooling Flow Clusters
The problem comes from ‘traps’ where the environment conspires to hold the particle for a long time.
Random walks in a random environment
Ultimately, thanks to a little conspiration in which the four-point subgraphs with two external faces are renormalized by the mass renormalization, the covariant models remain renormalizable.
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?
This probably requires a much larger conspiration to generalize the Ward identities of the supermodels.
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?
We will discuss in section 5 how incompleteness and other effects conspire to produce such a tight correlation.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
For pro jection effects to cause individual disconnected, purely hydrodynamic bubbles to produce this steep plot, the jet would have to conspire and be significantly closer to the line of sight with each successive cavity pair.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Both of these differences conspire to result in an ATLAS9 abundance that is greater than the ATLAS12 one, which is seen for all three stars.
Carbon Abundances of Three Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars from High-Resolution Gemini-S/bHROS Spectra of the 8727A [C I] Line
The search for materials with a much stronger response requires a deeper understanding of the microscopic mechanisms of magnetoelectric coupling and new ideas about spin orders and crystal lattices that can conspire to produce a large magnetoelectric effect.
Superexchange-Driven Magnetoelectricity in Magnetic Vortices
The apparently inimical relationship between magnetism and superconductivity has come under increasing scrutiny in a wide range of material classes, where the free energy landscape conspires to bring them in close proximity to each other.
Magnetism and superconductivity driven by identical 4$f$ states in a heavy-fermion metal
Therefore, discrepancies are most likely due to problematic low redshift observations where many factors conspire to make U observations difficult, including atmospheric variation, extinction, nonstandard filters, and poor calibrators 29 .
Type Ia Supernovae as Stellar Endpoints and Cosmological Tools
Thus in figure 4 the wavefunction interacts with the surface of detectors on the light sphere and conspires so that only one particle per event is recorded thus probability is conserved.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
Really it is the wavefunction that travels through space, furthermore in figure 4 the wavefunction conspires with all the detectors such that conservation of probability is always true: if one photon is measured at one place at one time, it can be measured nowhere else.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
Surprisingly, an infinite sum of naively irrelevant operators conspire to become relevant.
Noncommutative Two-Dimensional Gauge Theories
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