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Word: cabal

Definition: small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests


Sentences Containing 'cabal'

But he was at last in pain at my long absence; and after consulting with the treasurer and the rest of that cabal, a person of quality was dispatched with the copy of the articles against me.
It makes use of a number of Haskell libraries and systems such as Parsec, Cabal, Template Haskell, and monad transformers ("Your app then is just a set of state transformer functions (in the MACID Monad) that take an event and state as input and that evaluate to a new state, a response, and a (possibly null) set of sideeffects.") among others.
Recruited to penetrate the defenses, Iron Fist escorted the stricken scientist to treatment and re-arrest. Jonas Harrow was hired by the Hood to take advantage of the split in the superhero community caused by the Superhuman Registration Act. He helped invent a power drainer based on a prototype made by Iron Man. When the Hood lost his powers after being defeated by the New Avengers, Harrow attempted to use the power drainer as a bargaining chip to replace the Hood among Norman Osborn's Cabal. Osborn called Harrow in to operate on Luke Cage, and secretly plants a miniature bomb on Cage's heart.
The First Whig Junto controlled the government of England from 1694 to 1699 and was the first part of the Whig Junto which had the sense of a cabal of people (self-interested group) controlling the most important political decisions.
The following year she was abducted by a Brit-Cit Satanist cabal in order to bring Dredd to her rescue and then trap him; guilty over the whole affair, he took her back to Mega-City One so he could help her better.
The Hollywood Reporter complained that the play was far too heavy on exposition, but that "Whelan does capture the spasms of desperation which seize the seeming cabal of doomed and threatened dramatists as they careen through history's obscure plots and even more obscure subplots.
The King was unable to resist the cabal of Sublet de Noyers detractors, led by Chavigny and Cardinal Mazarin.
This lord Munodi was a person of the first rank, and had been some years governor of Lagado; but, by a cabal of ministers, was discharged for insufficiency.
Though ostensibly governed by a group of counselors in the form of a Republic, the true rulers of the city is a group of sorcerers known as the T’orrud Cabal. Darujhistan opens the series as an influential part of the alliance of the Free Cities who resist the advances of the Malazan Empire; after being occupied by the Empire it becomes one of its primary trading partners.

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