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    hushed with conspiracy

    He answered in a voice hushed with conspiracy.

    Is the phrase correctly used?

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    Re: hushed with conspiracy

    I've never met it phrased quite like that. "heavy with conspiracy" would be better, or total rephrasing: "He answered in a conspiratorial way".

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    Re: hushed with conspiracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I've never met it phrased quite like that. "heavy with conspiracy" would be better, or total rephrasing: "He answered in a conspiratorial way".
    What does the sentence mean, especially 'conspiratorial' ?

    The sentence is found in a passage which states that the boy is naughty and calls himself 'Superman'. When the teacher asked for his name, he said, 'Superman'. When the teacher insisted he tell his real name, he answered in a voice hushed with conspiracy, "John".

    Is the phrase appropriate for the situation the naughty boy is in?
    Last edited by kohyoongliat; 03-Apr-2007 at 13:20.


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    Re: hushed with conspiracy

    Nice to have full context.

    In this context, is pretending to be Superman, and behaves as though his real name is secret so lowers his voice and says his name very quietly.

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