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Word Example of - abetting

    Example Sentences for abetting

    No wonder that Polk dropped a hint about aiding and abetting the enemy.

    What will your father say if he finds me aiding and abetting?

    "But they ought to have got their gowns at the same place," said Miss Marshall, who was abetting Raridan in his comments.

    Anne now added, understanding Mrs. Brewster's idea and abetting it.

    Any one aiding or abetting such a person is severely punished.

    To be sure, Wench, you must have been aiding and abetting to help him to this Escape.

    The girl felt that she was being suspected of abetting her brother-in-law for some ulterior purpose.

    He did it with the air of a sentimentalist who was aiding and abetting an elopement.

    For the penalty for merely “aiding and abetting” a heretic was “perpetual prison.”

    You are aiding and abetting her in setting my wishes at naught.

Word Origin & History of - abetting

    Word Origin & History

    abet late 14c. (implied in abetting), from O.Fr. abeter "to bait, to harass with dogs," lit. "to cause to bite," from a- "to" (L. ad-) + beter "to bait," from a Gmc. source, perhaps Low Franconian betan "incite," or O.N. beita "cause to bite," from P.Gmc. *baitjan, from PIE base *bheid- "to split" (see fissure).

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