One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event.
- ‘You know, they don't operate or they're not operating under the whole conspiracy theory.’
- ‘If, like myself, you sense a conspiracy theory lurking behind every tree, then I think you'll be glad that I did.’
- ‘In the end, the results are a bit like its own conspiracy theory: plenty of good ideas, but nothing to back them up.’
- ‘Is love for real or is it the biggest conspiracy theory of all times?’
- ‘Among those under 30, every third person, in fact, believed in the conspiracy theory.’
- ‘Then he went and ruined a good conspiracy theory, by explaining that it was a note so that two similar reports didn't get confused.’
- ‘Oh, and as always, there's a conservative conspiracy theory attached to the end of the piece.’
- ‘Hence, a good conspiracy theory is just the sort of thing that the press would love to uncover.’
- ‘Second, the allegations were an effort to enhance the mystique of the show by suggesting a conspiracy theory.’
- ‘At the same time, when all is said and done, I must admit there is a conspiracy theory.’
- ‘So there are all these things that sort of knock the whole idea of a conspiracy theory right out of the window.’
- ‘You'll see vendors hawking everything from incense to books on the latest conspiracy theory.’
- ‘No conspiracy theory is too outlandish not to find some traction among the population.’
- ‘But it all seems muddled in its rush to prove its own conspiracy theory.’
- ‘Even at this point there was still a misfit between the diabolical conspiracy theory and the popular conception of witchcraft.’
- ‘I don't believe in conspiracy theories, and that's why this is not a conspiracy theory.’
- ‘The power of the conspiracy theory has always been that it provides a simple explanation for complex problems.’
- ‘It's not so much a conspiracy theory as a collective gullibility.’
- ‘But it was never quite clear to me how any of this amounted to a conspiracy theory.’
- ‘The most florid example of this mistake is the conspiracy theory.’
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