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cabalPart of speech: Noun Part of speech: Verb Usage examples "cabal":
- If ministers, instead of following the great indications of the Constitution, proceed on such reports, they will take the whispers of a cabal for the voice of the people, and the counsels of imprudent timidity for the wisdom of a nation. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- The Marquis de Nangis, who was enraged both against the Queen and Cardinal, for reasons which I shall tell you afterwards, was strongly tempted to come into this cabal a few days before Beaufort was arrested, but I dissuaded him by telling him that fashion is powerful in all the affairs of life, but more remarkably so as to a man's being in favour or disgrace at Court. - "The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete", Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz.
- Now, my sweetest, inasmuch as I hold the keys of the whole cabal,- the kings of Thune, the chiefs of sorcery, the gypsy fortune- tellers, the masters of the future, the heirs of all past soothsayers,- I intend by their means to read you, to know your heart; and, together, we will find out what is to happen to us. - "Catherine de' Medici", Honore de Balzac.