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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Connivent (Biol) Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact; as, the connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.
    • Connivent Forbearing to see; designedly inattentive; as, connivent justice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • connivent Conniving; wilfully blind or tolerant.
    • connivent In natural history, having a gradually inward direction; converging; coming in contact: as, the connivent wings of an insect, or petals of a flower. In anatomy, specifically applied to circular folds of the mucous membrane of the intestine, lying in series along the inner wall of the tube and projecting into its lumen, increasing the absorbing and secreting surface: as, the connivent valves (valvulæ conniventes).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. connivens, p. pr


In literature:

Edward III., of course, connived at their preparations.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
Neither can God be pleased with the conduct of the sovereign, in conniving at or acquiescing in all the demands of the disobedient.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Do you know I could indict you for conspiracy and conniving at theft?
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
In her whole life, she said, she had never connived at anything more utterly shameless than this!
"Marietta" by F. Marion Crawford
I will not connive with you.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
Liberty under a connivance!
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Had she perchance connived at her husband's murder?
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
As a reward for her connivance he promised to take her with him to England.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
Murphy, David, supposed to have been shot by connivance of Pigott, 247.
"The Life Story of an Old Rebel" by John Denvir
No money-making graft is too petty or too immoral for the MacMorroghs to connive at.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
He thinks he has reason to believe it is with the connivance of some of their officers.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
We connived the trick, for our own benefit, to cheat the Custom House.
"The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler" by Francis W. Doughty
But she was saved by various prevarications, and Otho's connivence cost him some discredit.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
But they nevertheless connive at the abuse of their names.
"From the Easy Chair, series 3" by George William Curtis
It cannot be allowed that Joshua, Samuel, or Ezra, could connive at such a deception.
"The Bible: what it is" by Charles Bradlaugh
Mr. Morse himself, for aught that appears, escaped all suspicion of complicity with, or connivance at, the strange doings.
"Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism" by Allen Putnam
If that is so, can you give any reason why Lord Ellerdine and Lady Attwill should have connived at this deception?
"A Butterfly on the Wheel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Why not, she argued, connive at the Englishwoman's escape, and let it become known that she had fled back to Meerut?
"The Red Year" by Louis Tracy
Did he simply look on, or was he basely conniving at his own dishonour?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 372, October 1846" by Various
A subtle connivance of Nature for bringing about a man's defeat.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard

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.
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.
Facebook chief exec and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was painted as a callous and conniving computer geek in this weekend's No.
Television actor Larry Hagman, best known for his portrayal of the conniving oilman J.R. Ewing on the show ' Dallas, ' died on Friday at the age of 81.
In "Farmerkin" Pullman saves an innocent shepherd the Grimms had killed off and punishes a conniving priest because it seems "more just all around.".
Television actor Larry Hagman, best known for his portrayal of the conniving oilman J.R. Ewing on the show 'Dallas,' died on Friday at the age of 81.
Smith (center) plays a conniving American president in Windfall Theatre's production of "November" through Oct 27 at Village Church Arts, 130 E Juneau Ave. By Mike Fischer, Special to the Journal Sentinel.
Mother-in-law is rude, conniving.
Phony reporters squirming into parties in the city are more conniving than the guys in "Wedding Crashers".

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