acted improperly

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  • If one act too soon, before his organized experience has had time to pass in review, he may act improperly. Cited from The Science of Human Nature, by William Henry Pyle
  • The judge held that the Church had acted improperly in bringing its suit so late in the day.
  • Though not conscious of having acted improperly, yet I felt reluctance to be seen. Cited from Arthur Mervyn, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • I had acted improperly as a seaman, but I had done my duty as a man. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol 10, No. 272
  • If you think I act improperly in allowing his paper to come addressed to me, I shall immediately countermand it. Cited from The Letters of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns
  • Even on what they admitted, they had obviously acted improperly. Cited from Gilbert Keith Chesterton, by Maisie Ward
  • A court may also make an attorney-and-client order to penalise a party which the court believes has acted improperly.
  • While it was never suggested he had acted improperly, such cases fully justify the present rule that the Attorney General takes no any private cases.
  • The Project held this violated the House gift rule, but Brown denied she had acted improperly.
  • Obviously, a party could stop acting improperly just long enough for the case to be dismissed and then resume the improper conduct.
  • Many business owners believed there was something amiss about the ratings system and set out to prove the BBB was acting improperly.
  • A later NCAA investigation found no evidence Snowden had acted improperly.
  • On one occasion (Miss World 1973) he dethroned the winner who he thought had acted improperly.
  • A federal judge ruled that the prosecution had acted improperly.
  • Opposition MSPs had alleged he had acted improperly by cancelling changes to mental health provision when he took up his post as Health Secretary.
  • He claimed that Mori had acted improperly in criticizing the military commissions while in Australia gathering evidence for the defense.
  • Secondly, he will not only reject all accusations brought against his friend by another, but he will not be suspicious himself either, nor be always thinking that his friend has acted improperly. Cited from Treatises on Friendship and Old Age, by Cicero
  • Seeing this, God said that the people had acted improperly, so God would deal with them improperly (in a way that they would not relish).
  • The panel then started investigating whether or not Sherman had acted improperly by making a payment to someone who brought accusations against him to the state agency.
  • His dismissal followed from concerns that his convict past meant it was discreditable to the office to retain him, even though there were no suggestion he had acted improperly.
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