If someone tampered with the real bones, we don't want to give them a chance to clean up whatever they might have left behind.
The Durham Report, the charter of constitutional government in the colonies, though drawn up by Charles Buller, embodied the ideas of Wakefield, and the latter was the means of its being given prematurely to the public through The Times, to prevent its being tampered with by the government.
We have more in the Latin translation of Rufinus; but this translation in by no means trustworthy, since Rufinus, assuming that Origen's writings had been tampered with by the heretics, considered himself at liberty to omit or amend heterodox statements.
It has been but slightly tampered with by orthodox hands.
Morton denies that the contents, the letters, sonnets, and some other papers, had been in any way tampered with.
They rested upon the supposed antiquity of a body of Waldensian literature, which modern criticism has shown to have been tampered with.
If in this confession he to some extent tampered with his conscience, there is every reason to believe that his culpable timidity was occasioned, not by personal fear, but by anxiety lest by his death he should hinder instead of promoting the cause of truth.
With this end assemblies, from which Melville was excluded, and which were otherwise tampered with and terrorized, were got to agree that a number of ministers should sit in parliament, and to surrender the assembly's right of meeting.
(1623-1644), a purist who unfortunately tampered with the text of the hymns, injuring both their literary charm and their historic worth.