You know how stubborn you are about not doing business with dishonest people.
Butchers have palmed off upon their customers imported fresh meat as homegrown, and secured a dishonest profit by charging for it the prices of the latter, which are considerably in excess of those of the imported product.
A dishonest and corrupt judge, he was deprived of his office and imprisoned in 1552.
Notwithstanding his vices and his lack of all solid capacity, there is no reason to suppose that Napper Tandy was dishonest or insincere; and the manner in which his name was introduced in the well-known ballad, "The Wearing of the Green," proves that he succeeded in impressing the popular imagination of the rebel party in Ireland.
He used all sorts of expedients, sometimes dishonest, to replenish the treasury, and was even accused of having himself profited from the commerce in wheat.
Legislation was passed to protect Canadian dairy produce from dishonest manipulation, and soon Canadian cheese obtained a deservedly high reputation in the British markets.
It is possible that Hodson was careless and extravagant in money matters rather than actually dishonest; but there were several similar charges against him.
If he is diseased, crippled, dishonest or indolent, he may be a direct loss to the community instead of a gain.
Ranulph, his first treasurer and representative at Ely, had been extortionate and dishonest, and the monks accused Nigel, probably with some justification, of spending the estates and treasures of the see in maintaining knights and gaining court influence.
On the 8th of June the propositions extracted from the De Ecclesia were again taken up with some fulness of detail; some of these he repudiated as incorrectly given, others he defended; but when asked to make a general recantation he steadfastly declined, on the ground that to do so would be a dishonest admission of previous guilt.
From three quarters primitive Christian prophecy was exposed to danger - first, from the permanent officials of the congregation, who, in the interests of order, peace and security could not but look with suspicion on the activity of excited prophets; second, from the prophets themselves, in so far as an increasing number of dishonest characters was found amongst them, whose object was to levy contributions on the churches; I.
found himself in possession of an army that was well equipped, well clothed, well provisioned, and very different from the rabble of the Thirty Years War, fitted out by dishonest jobbing contractors.
Several causes contributed to this, among them the waning of the power of Spain, an exclusive commercial policy, dishonest administration, hostilities with the Chinese, ravages of the Malay pirates, and the growth of Dutch commerce.
All this time he was in close communication with the royalists in France, but was much embarrassed by the conflicting policy pursued by the comte d'Artois from England, and was largely at the mercy of corrupt and dishonest agents. ?
By tendering coin of the time of Decius at a baker's shop he roused suspicion, and was taken before the authorities as a dishonest finder of hidden treasure.
We complain of the unjustifiable odium which has been cast upon us by interested and dishonest persons, under the cloak of religion, whose testimony is believed in England to the exclusion of all evidence in our favour; and we can foresee, as the result of this prejudice, nothing but the total ruin of the country.'
We despair of saving the colony from those evils which threaten it by the turbulent and dishonest conduct of vagrants, who are allowed to infest the country in every part; nor do we see any prospect of peace or happiness for our children in a country thus distracted by internal commotions.
And if your lordship shall find now, or at any time, that I do seek or affect any place whereunto any that is nearer to your lordship shall be convenient, say then that I am a most dishonest man.
4 with headquarters at St Louis, but his lack of judgment and of administrative ability soon became apparent, the affairs of his department fell into disorder, and Fremont seems to have been easily duped by dishonest contractors whom he trusted.
But now that the grandi were suppressed politically, the lowest classes came into prominence, "adventurers without sense or virtue and of no authority for the most part, who had usurped public offices by illicit and dishonest practices" (Matteo Villani, iv.
A dishonest means of satisfying the craving for relics was that of forging them, and how common this became can be gathered from the many complaints about spurious relics (Sulp. Sev.
A general arbitrary arrest of the Templars, the sequestration of their property, examination under torture, the falsifying of procedure, extortion of money from the pope, the auto-da-f~ of innocent victims, the dishonest pillaging of their goods by the joint action of the king and the pope: such was the outcome of this vast process of secularization, which foreshadowed the events of the 16th and 18th centuries.
Colbert, an agent of Le Tellier, the honest steward of Mazarins dishonest fortunes, had a future opened to him by cornert the fall of Fouquet (1661).
was trusting in a dishonest and insatiable prince; he would have acted more wisely in remaining the ally of the weak but loyal Louis of Anjou.
A dishonest person tends to show it in the most subtle ways.
dishonest to say otherwise.
dishonest to claim that it definitely will.
This is a profoundly dishonest account of what is troubling Europe.
It seems rather dishonest to do something without the involvement of Fairtrade.
I know he would never do anything dishonest like changing a frame number.
dishonest intent must be proved.
dishonest to pretend Government can prevent such decisions.
It's rude, it's dishonest, but it's not a cheat in the pure sense of the word.
Look, you are being utterly dishonest in this stupid clipping.
The first question is whether a defendant's behavior would be regarded as dishonest by the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest people.
Journalists are becoming increasingly dishonest - PRs always have been.
dishonest by the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest people.
CEP Civil evasion Penalty - a penalty for dishonest evasion of vat.
Finally, there are many mortgage companies and dishonest people who will tell seniors they can help them get a reverse mortgage for a fee.
This part of the article is in my opinion downright dishonest.
This was done; but just as Heraclides was receiving his honour in a crowded assembly, he was seized with apoplexy, while the dishonest priestess perished at the same moment from the bite of a serpent.
dishonest assistance ' is based upon the fault of the third party.
dishonest conduct, a civil evasion penalty will normally be applied.
To suppose that religion is the only such vehicle is intellectually dishonest.
Were they being blatantly dishonest in pursuit of votes?
Above all, socialists would be making a fundamentally dishonest proposition to the working class.
Hubert was an ingenious, original and industrious public servant, but he was grasping and perhaps dishonest.
Servan was succeeded as minister of war by Pache who was incapable and dishonest.
He even considered not mentioning Mrs. Glass's phone call to Fred but dismissed the idea as being too dishonest with the old man.
denounce what is wrong, than to go along with a dishonest plan.
dishonest traders who sell goods or services.
dishonest tactics like quoting out of context or making up references.
dishonest arguments have been considered in Part 1.
The farming of exorbitant taxes, coupled as it was too often with dishonest concessions to the tax farmer, made the over-burdened peasantry drink the doubly bitter cup of exploitation and injustice.
There was but one feeling in the British public and the nation as to the dishonest character of that unprovoked aggression, and it was foreseen that Austria would ere long have reason to repent her share in it.
kringla and other materials collected in Vigfusson and Powells Corpus Poeticum Boreale, and for the reign of Canute and his sons there is the contemporary Encomium Emmae, which is a dishonest panegyric on the widow of ~theIred and Canute.
The dishonest store owner tried to sell ersatz products but claimed that they were designer.
Parents may receive inadequate and even dishonest legal proceedings, spending lot of time and money without ever being able to adopt a child.
Regardless of dishonest companies, it is still a good idea to check your FICO score.
Use a recent image that captures your positive physical attributes without being dishonest.
Most of the time, the let-down has nothing to do with whether you are attractive, fit, or a snappy dresser; it has much more to do with the appearance of being sneaky or dishonest in representing yourself.
When was the last time you heard of someone writing an online dating profile reading "Seeking dishonest jerk to share uncomfortable silences, lack of trust, and shallow conversation"?
This is because those involved were dishonest.
While there are reputable breeders, many are dishonest and will do anything to get top dollar for puppies with no regard for what happens to the dogs once they are sold.
Luckily, there is a whole host of services designed to protect senior citizens from dishonest or abusive people.
Most people look at the counterfeiting industry as a dishonest business, but they don't recognize the dangers that many fakes pose.
When parents instructed the children to "be polite" when the researcher asked if they liked the soap, as many as 80 percent of these children, ages three to 11 years of age were dishonest.
The type and frequency of lies and the reasons why a child may be dishonest are also related to their stage of moral development.
People with paranoid personality disorder are untrusting, unforgiving, and often resort to angry or aggressive outbursts without justification because they see others as unfaithful, disloyal, or dishonest.
Lenders usually have regulations about where the down payment comes from and if you are dishonest, it could be considered defrauding a lender.
If you believe that the lender is being dishonest or concealing something, consider selecting a different company.
Plain and simple; he is being dishonest with you and believes if he can get over on you then you must be doing the same to him.
The dishonest or sometimes phony methods applied to these free divinations practices do nothing to aid the legitimacy of the fortune telling arts.
What prevents a dishonest person or company from taking a mailing list and reselling it, or paying for one time use and then sending multiple mailings?
There are plenty of dishonest individuals and organizations seeking to take advantage of prospective entrepreneurs who are looking for ways to earn a living working from home.
Illegally downloading music not only is dishonest and cheats the artists, but it can also spell legal trouble for anyone caught doing it.
auk eggs that were harvested and to imply that this included waders is dishonest.
Still, an author can be wrong and even bloody-minded and not be malevolent or dishonest.
A dishonest man chases after women's genitals; an unreliable man has two sickles.
There were many ways by which the dishonest drover could dupe the English grazier.
But his attempt at a point-by-point rebuttal was dishonest in the extreme and, frankly, pathetic.
In such cases, the regulator can play an important part in protecting the public from dishonest traders.
Any dishonest use of the flock had to be repaid ten-fold, but loss by disease or wild beasts fell on the owner.
The eldest son Giacomo was a riotous, dishonest young scoundrel, who cheated his own father and even attempted to murder him (1595).
The rascally Cardinal Coscia, who had deluded Benedict, was at once brought to justice and forced to disgorge his dishonest gains.
The "Absolute" doctrines he regarded as a mere disguise of failure, a dishonest attempt to clothe ignorance in the pretentious garb of mystery.
The essentially dishonest practice of deluging yarn with water, which has sometimes even degenerated into the use of weighting materials deleterious to weaving, has been recognized as a great nuisance, but while various attempts have been made to protect the buyer the question seems to have pretty well settled itself on the principles which commonly rule the sales of commodities between those who intend to do business continuously.
The object of this passion was a certain Gretchen, who seems to have taken advantage of the boy's interest in her to further the dishonest ends of one of her friends.
He destroyed the sympathy between the people and their natural leaders; and he threw the former into the hands of men who have subordinated all national to ecclesiastical considerations, or into the hands of reckless, ignorant, and dishonest adventurers."
Cringing, venal, avaricious, dishonest, the Arab combines all the faults of a vicious nature with those which a degraded religion inculcates or encourages.
Agreeing to have a child you do not truly desire requires you to be dishonest with yourself and your partner.
I do think that your intuition is telling you your boyfriend is being sneaky and dishonest.
If any money-lender, or any manager, agent or clerk of a moneylender, or any person being a director, manager or other officer of a corporation carrying on the business of a money-lender, by any false, misleading or deceptive statement, representation or promise, or by any dishonest concealment of material facts, fraudulently induces, or attempts to induce, any person to borrow money or to agree to the terms on which money is to be borrowed, he is declared by the act to be guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable on indictment to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years, or to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds, or to both.
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