- A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.
- Maybe I should wink to get her attention.
- She was obliged to connive at her husband's infidelity.
- He's being sued by two men who say Iverson stood by while his entourage beat them at a D. C. nightclub two years ago.
- The jailer connived at the escape from prison.
- Some policemen connive at gambling.