In William's theory, the forcible conquest of England by strangers was an untoward accident.
This untoward disaster led to the abandonment of the expedition, which forthwith returned to Spain, bringing with them the news of the discovery of a fresh-water sea.
per day in fine weather without any untoward incident.
If something even more untoward than what the scene implied had actually occurred last evening, Dean would find himself squeezed between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
Besides, if you buy her story of years of happy marriage, it doesn't point to any untoward reason for Dawkins to seek her out before meeting her.
It was an untoward coincidence that Lady Flora Hastings died on the 5th of July, for though, she repeated on her deathbed, and wished it to be published, that the queen had taken no part whatever in the proceedings which had shortened her life, it was remarked that the ladies who were believed to have persecuted her still retained the sovereign's favour.
At the request of Kalnky, Mancini defined his proposal in a memorandum, but the illness of himself and Depretis, combined with an untoward discussion in the Italian press on the failure of the Austrian emperor to return in Rome King Humberts visit to Vienna, caused negotiations to drag.
"Granted, he won't do anything untoward knowingly," I answered.
Part of me was hesitant to answer but something in the old man's voice gave me confidence he possessed no untoward ambitions.
I mean nothing untoward by my demand but there are weapons at your disposal I haven't had time to remove.
Garfield, afterwards president of the United States, at its head, made a careful and thorough study of the situation and reported an excellent bill, which passed the House, but was defeated by untoward influences in the Senate.
The logical thing to do was leave, but she had a good job and she wasn't sure there was anything untoward going on.
He could wait until help arrived or just wait until Shipton climbed back up—before something untoward occurred.
He was held responsible not only for the occupation itself, but for every untoward incident to which it gave rise; even Blucher's attempt to blow up the Pont de Jena, which he had prevented, was laid to his charge.
To one who had been a man of war from his youth up, who had won and lost many fights, the rout of a detachment and the forcible seizure of some debateable frontier lands was an untoward incident; but it was no sufficient reason for calling upon the British, although they had guaranteed his territory's integrity, to vindicate his rights by hostilities which would certainly bring upon him a Russian invasion from the north, and would compel his British allies to throw an army into Afghanistan from the south-east.
Howie had difficulty locating the apartment and nothing untoward occurred before he was awoken by the sound of a horn, seventeen minutes later.
She answered questions but was reticent most of the time, keeping an eye on Molly as if she was afraid the child would do something untoward.
He could wait until help arrived or just wait until Shipton climbed back upâ€”before something untoward occurred.
bradycardia and/or hypotension requiring treatment, or any other untoward effects occur, Tenormin should be discontinued.
A blood feud can start over any number of causes - an untoward advance to a woman or the killing of a sheep dog.
Adrienne said, " Simply doing a risk assessment can prevent something untoward happening.
The archeologist couldn't have noticed anything untoward with that quick backward glance.
If you see anything untoward, please let us know.
He has no reason to suspect that Shipman did anything untoward.
She examined me and found nothing untoward which is good.
It is also worth pointing out that even if urine and blood pressure checks reveal nothing untoward, they are still a useful exercise.
On the first occasion, the court heard, nothing untoward happened.
untoward happening in the movie he's watching.
untoward incident should not recur.
untoward reaction to food experienced by individuals.
untoward effects in cattle.
Let's hope there are no server changes, viruses, hack attempts or anything else untoward happening for a good long while!
Again a strong smell of urine and a poor standard of cleanliness were noted but nothing else seriously untoward.
However, nothing particularly untoward happened on the day of the Make Poverty History March.
Panic is what kills people not untoward happenings as such.
Are you worried that anything untoward may be happening whilst you're away wooing the crowds?
As the sultan rejected the mediation, his fleet was destroyed by the combined squadrons of the three Powers at Navarino; and as this " untoward event " did not suffice to overcome his resistance, a Russian army crossed the Danube and after two hard-fought campaigns advanced to Adrianople.
In spite of the weak efforts of the British government to palliate the significance of this " untoward incident," Turkey broke off diplomatic relations with the three powers concerned, and on the 10th of December Mahmud, giving full vent to his rage, issued a hatt-i-sherif denouncing the cruelty and perfidy of the Christian powers, declaring the convention of Akkerman null and void, and summoning the faithful to a holy war.
Crispi, helped by Mancini and Cardinal Pecci (afterwards Leo persuaded the Sacred College to hold the conclave in Rome, and prorogued the chamber lest any untoward manifestation should mar the solemnity of the event.
He Occasionally Nods; Is Rather Strident In The Patriotic Vein; And Too Often Answers The Untoward Call Of Rhetoric When His Subject Is About To Soar Into The Heights Of Poetry.
The archeologist could n't have noticed anything untoward with that quick backward glance.
The Browns monitor their sons viewing to ensure there 's nothing untoward happening in the movie he 's watching.
I willed that such an untoward incident should not recur.
It also seeks views on whether a particular increase in an individual fee might have specific, untoward consequences.
Food intolerance 4.65 Food intolerance is a general term used to describe any untoward reaction to food experienced by individuals.
No-one was looking out for untoward effects in cattle.
They were not brought on suddenly by some untoward event.
Let 's hope there are no server changes, viruses, hack attempts or anything else untoward happening for a good long while !
Are you worried that anything untoward may be happening whilst you 're away wooing the crowds?
Every cruise ship is different and both passengers and crew members need to understand the cruise line's liability in case of any untoward incident.
The scratchproof surface means you won't worry about causing any untoward damage to your precious bag, and it's easy to care for.
The pouch is double layered and the legs are hemmed so that, combined with the touch of Lycra in the short, you will experience no untoward movement.
The desire not to disturb the emperor's Diamond Jubilee year by untoward scenes doubtless contributed to calm political passion, and it was celebrated in 1908 with complete success.
Unfortunately, the obstructions thrown in the way of this settlement by the Persian commissioner, the untoward appearance at Bampur of an unexpected body of Kalatis, and the absence of definite instructions marred the fulfilment of the programme sketched out; but a line of boundary was proposed, which wa~ afterwards accepted by the litigants.
In 1711 an untoward accident befell the show, the mayor Sir Gilbert Heathcote (the original of Addison's Sir Andrew Freeport) being thrown by his horse.
While serving his time he had the misfortune accidentally to shoot a young man who came to visit him; and although through the intercession of his master he escaped prosecution, the untoward event weighed heavily on his mind, and led him at the close of his apprenticeship to quit his native place.
According to another account, Bergler, finding himself without means, drifted to Constantinople, where he came to an untoward end (c. 1740).
He did not rise above untoward circumstances by favour, nor - until after his election as senator - by fortunate and fortuitous connexion with great events, but by strength of native talents,.
It was not until his report on the financial results of 1888 that Sir Evelyn Baring (afterwards Lord Cromer) was able to inform the British government that the situation was such that it would take a series of untoward events seriously to endanger the stability of Egyptian finance and the solvency of the Egyptian government.
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