accomplice

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  • noun

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)

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There was nobody there; and being left there alone with their weakness, they became daily more like a pair of accomplices than like a couple of devoted friends.
The imbecile bourgeoisie of this country make themselves the accomplices of the very people whose aim is to drive them out of their houses to starve in ditches.
However, he got his indictment deferred, upon promise to discover his accomplices, and particularly the man that was concerned with him in his robbery; and he failed not to do his endeavour, for he gave in my name, whom he called Gabriel Spencer, which was the name I went by to him; and here appeared the wisdom of my concealing my name and sex from him, which, if he had ever known I had been undone.
You may depend on my never making the general Sense of Propriety my enemy again: I am getting knowledge enough of the world to make it my accomplice next time.
That Passepartout was not Fogg's accomplice, he was very certain.
And the accomplice of your guilt, Lady Arabella March, came for the same purpose.
His only accomplice was one who could never give him away, and the grotesque, inconceivable nature of the device only served to make it more effective.
This mute accomplice had returned, after having completed the work it had been destined to perform; it returned with the traces of the crime; it spoke to the guilty author of that crime, with the frank and unreserved language which an accomplice never fears to use in the company of his companion in guilt; for it spoke the truth.
The adventures of his rogue of a hero, who began life as the servant and accomplice of a blind beggar, and then adventured on through a most diverting career of knavery, brought back the atmosphere of Don Quixote, and all the landscape of that dear wonder- world of Spain, where I had lived so much, and I followed him with all the old delight.
It was the accomplice she welcomed and not the man.
We both think it likely (from our experience of the women) that the suspected murderer had an accomplice.
The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor
What will the daughter of my adoption, the child of my first and last experience of maternal love, think of me, now that I have made myself an accomplice in the fraud of which she is ashamed?
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.