inform against

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"And, as I am a good citizen, and as it is the duty of every good citizen to inform against the bad ones, it is my duty to inform against Cornelius van Baerle."
For they suffered nobody to look out, especially with any lights, lest they should know faces, and inform against them afterwards.
`If he returns to Beaucaire without the diamond, he will inform against us, and, as he says, who knows if we shall ever again see the Abbe Busoni?
I shall inform against you: remember you are both suspicious characters since you took Peel's side about the Catholic Bill.
A British Special Branch handler approaches the father-to-be offering him cash to inform against the IRA.
When a British Special Branch handler (Ben Kingsley) approaches him, offering money to inform against the IRA, he reluctantly accepts, believing his identity as a mole will never be exposed.
Karen, newly released from prison, is targeted by police who use any means possible to persuade her to inform against her gangster brother.
The young ardent Sawsan becomes an zealous supporter of the regime and takes pleasure in terrorizing her classmates and neighbors by threatening to inform against them and doing this indeed.
Why does a poet so concerned with his image and posterity appear to inform against himself?
Meanwhile, al-Sanea called for protecting those who inform against
Soon after, a British Special Branch handler called Fergus (Sir Ben Kingsley) approaches Martin and offers him a significant amount of money to inform against the IRA.