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Involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong.‘the careers of those complicit in the cover-up were blighted’
- ‘However, their over-the-top rock cabaret works because the audience are hysterically complicit.’
- ‘Worse, we become complicit in extending suffering - not just our own, but that of others also.’
- ‘Landowners who are found to be complicit in the unauthorised dumping of waste may also be hauled before court.’
- ‘In some way, we the fans were complicit in this failure because we consoled ourselves too easily.’
- ‘The press, he adds, has been complicit in turning a blind eye to the government's record.’
- ‘Earth and air were equally complicit in this translation's origin.’
- ‘Is there any evidence that either of these men were actually complicit in crimes against humanity?’
- ‘Scholars have become complicit, facilitators instead of critics and creators.’
- ‘And I watched every minute of it, aware that I was now complicit in the conspiracy.’
- ‘If I do not speak out against this nonchalant murder of innocents, I am complicit with my government.’
- ‘So they know that they were uncomfortably put in a position of being complicit in a cover-up.’
- ‘Thanks to a coincidence of complexion, we are complicit and we will pay.’
- ‘At the very least, he said, they were complicit in the victory of evil.’
- ‘It doesn't help that they're aided and abetted by a complicit media.’
- ‘Indeed, it is highly likely that she is complicit in the criminal activity permeating this case.’
- ‘But we, the final arbiters of what qualifies a photograph for immortality, are complicit in this.’
- ‘I felt complicit in the process which allowed this book to happen.’
- ‘The fact that you wrote this indicates that you don't want to be an accessory, that you would rather not be complicit.’
- ‘Search engines and advertisers have become complicit in the same self-delusion.’
- ‘Doping is very, very seldom accidental and almost always involves people complicit in the effort.’
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