Word usage examples
He said that dogs were not loyal but servile, that cats were opportunists and traitors, that peacocks were heralds of death, that macaws were simply decorative annoyances, that rabbits fomented greed, that monkeys carried the fever of lust, and that roosters were damned because they had been complicit in the three denials of Christ.
She could feel the multitude of glowing minds that shared this space with her, convinced that each strange and separate soul was fixed in complicit concentration upon the back of her unprotected head.
She turned her head slightly, tried a complicit smile bordering on the flirtatious.
She gave me a complicit woman-to-woman smile that congealed suddenly: no doubt remembering I was nothing like a good Christian wife and mother.
I saw her performing flesh in fantastic eddies and convulsions, the face with its smile of assent and the complicit look in the flattered eyes, the demonology of her underwear suggesting spiders and silk, her sharp shoulders, her fiery hair, the arched creature doing what that creature does best and the thrilling proof, so rich in pornography, that she does all this not for passion, not for comfort, far less for love, the proof that she does all this for money.
Metallic, superdynamated, these creatures of the lower air moved about me like complicit demons, so heavy that when they hovered they seemed to be idling from invisible threads.
If you look, you find silky complicit creases in the tendons near her cleft.
Muslims are somewhat complicit for not speaking out, just the way German civilians who could smell the death camps pretended not to and went on baking bread.
Stone kicked off and picked up his stack-heeled sandals, and looked up at her with a complicit, apologetic grin.
Unforgettable, again, was the complicit rictus that Richard now laid at his feet.