accomplice


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Synonyms for accomplice

Synonyms for accomplice

one who assists a lawbreaker in a wrongful or criminal act

Synonyms for accomplice

a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

References in classic literature ?
It is you and your accomplice who have to dread punishment, not I.
He might claim the property from South America, establish his identity before the British authorities there and so obtain the fortune without ever coming to England at all, or he might adopt an elaborate disguise during the short time that he need be in London; or, again, he might furnish an accomplice with the proofs and papers, putting him in as heir, and retaining a claim upon some proportion of his income.
The same woman who had perpetrated the fraud, and who had persisted in the fraud until her benefactress had descended to become her accomplice.
She and her accomplice will get money for it and be let off besides; they'll make a merit of it--say they found it--knew it--and be evidence against me.
Inglethorp is out, and he sits down to write to his accomplice, who, he fears, may be in a panic at the nonsuccess of their plan.
That is what occurred to me for a moment; but it would imply an accomplice or accomplices,--and I don't see--"
Were you an accomplice of that abandoned wretch, I wonder, of whose vile arts he became a victim, and of whom you used to be such an admirer?
Yes, and one hand, which will always be mine--the hand of my accomplice.
By no means; there's at least one other man with him; and it's suggested that there may be an accomplice here in the house.
Whether the man personating a mechanic was, or was not, an accomplice in the crime, it is impossible to say.
If he does not come himself he will send an accomplice.
The return of King Richard he spoke of as an event altogether beyond the reach of probability; yet, when he observed, from the doubtful looks and uncertain answers which he received, that this was the apprehension by which the minds of his accomplices were most haunted, he boldly treated that event, should it really take place, as one which ought not to alter their political calculations.
He became involved in a palace intrigue, and only saved himself by betraying his accomplices.
If he should really be guilty,' said he, `and did really put in to the Island of Elba; if he is really charged with a letter for the Bonapartist committee at Paris, and if they find this letter upon him, those who have supported him will pass for his accomplices.
there would have been no documents in the trial of Ravaillac deposited in the clerk's office of the Palais de Justice, no accomplices interested in causing the said documents to disappear; hence, no incendiaries obliged, for lack of better means, to burn the clerk's office in order to burn the documents, and to burn the Palais de Justice in order to burn the clerk's office; consequently, in short, no conflagration in 1618.