Being Alex's sister, that seemed an unwise choice.
It was unwise to be in the forest knowing so little about it.
It never got beyond that rehearsal; Hume, indeed, approved of the performance, only deprecating as unwise the author's preference for French; but Gibbon sided with the majority.
The state of Germany, together with the unwise behaviour of Francis I., compelled Leo X.
Boniface was a passionate and unwise man.
Except on extremely heavy soils or on shallow soils with a subsoil which it is unwise to bring upon the surface, the modern tendency is in favour of the digging plough.
At the same time it should be remembered that many points await elucidation, and it is unwise to assume conclusions in advance of the evidence.
If a man is thought-free, fancy-free, imagination-free, that which is not never for a long time appearing to be to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.
Or, if you choose to go farther, it will not be unwise, for I have found the increase of fair bait to be very nearly as the squares of the distances.
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon a supposition he may abuse it.
Practically, however, this revolutionary aspect of the notion was kept for the most part in the background; the rational law of an ideal community was not distinguished from the positive ordinances and customs of actual society; and the " natural " ties that actually bound each man to family, kinsmen, fatherland, and to unwise humanity generally, supplied the outline on which the external manifestation of justice was delineated.
It would be unwise to go to a college without the appropriate accreditation.
Restrictions upon the taxing power, and unwise classifications of property for taxation purposes, embodied without good understanding in state constitutions, have been a primary obstacle to the development of sound systems of taxation in the several states.
All mankind fall into two classes - the wise or virtuous, the unwise or wicked - the distinction being absolute.
He obtained enorn~ous sums, by the most unwise and iniquitous expedients, mainly by selling to any buyer that he could find valuable pieces of crown property, high offices and dangerous rights and privileges.
He had been wayward, unwise and occasionally revengeful; but his provocation had been great, and if few tyrants have used more violent and offensive language, few have committed such a small list of actual crimes.
It would certainly be unwise to draw a sharp boundary line between the two districts; kings of Judah could be tempted to restore the kingdom of their traditional founder, or Assyria might be complaisant towards a faithful Judaean vassal.
There will be a new law, dwelling specially upon the " external duties" required of all men, wise or unwise; and even the sufficiency of virtue for our happiness may be questioned.
An unwise foreign policy simultaneously injured the royal prestige, for Alphonso married his own niece, Joanna, daughter of Henry IV.
For the Stoics attached but slight importance to external circumstances, since only the wise man is really free, and all the unwise are slaves.
But the western half they handed over to an unwise thegn named Ceolwulf, who bought for a short space the precarious title of king by paying great tribute.
In some parts the insurrections were in favor of the sons of Harold, in others Edgar ~ltheling was acclaimed as king: and while the unwise earls Edwin and Morcar fought for their own hand, the Anglo-Danes of the East sent for Sweyn, king of Denmark, who proved of small help, for he abode but a short space in England, and went off after sacking the great abbey of Peterborough and committing other outrages.
Countless other instances of unwise bargains could be quoted.
Whatever may be the command of water, it is unwise to attempt to irrigate too large a surface at once.
Otto, meanwhile, whom he was unwise enough to trust, made peace secretly with Hugh, as it was his interest to play off his two old enemies one against the other.
Incubation, however, is so difficult a thing to determine that it is unwise to lay down any positive limit.
But she was politically unwise, and injured their cause by her readiness to purchase foreign help at the price of English interests.
In the opinion of the commission the possession of the franchise by the Cape natives under existing conditions was sure to create in time an intolerable situation, and was an unwise and dangerous thing.
The allegiance of these prelates was bought by an unwise promise to grant all the demands of the church party, which his predecessor had denied, or conceded only in part.
But she certainly did her best to ruin her own chances by showing an unwise arrogance, and a determination toresume at once all the powers that her father had possessed.
The assassination of his nearest kinsman, a mere boy of sixteen, was as unwise as it was cruel.
Owing to the unwise and unpatriotic conduct of the barons in summoning over Louis of France to their aid, John had become in some sort the representative of national independence.
This was an unwise step. Louis was a saint, but he was also an autocratic king, and had no knowledge of the constitutional customs of England.
There was a point beyond which it was unwise to provoke the baronage or the commons, and, unlike his flighty and thriftless father, he knew where that point came.
Yet in 1325 he was unwise enough to send her over to France on an embassy to her brother Charles IV., and to allow his eldest son Edward, prince of Wales, to follow her to Paris.
Edward drifted on along the path to financial ruin till he actually went bankrupt in 1345, when he repudiated his debts, and ruined several great Italian banking houses, who had been unwise enough to continue lending him money to the last.
It was actually provoked by the unwise and unjust poll-tax of one shilling a head on all adult persons, voted by the parliament of Northampton in November 1380.
Until, however, further evidence is forthcoming in support of this syncytial theory of structure, it would be unwise to regard it as established sufficiently to constitute a serviceable working hypothesis; hence, for the time being, we must accept the assertion that the cell represents the ultimate tissue-unit.
His unsuccessful opposition to the commercial treaty with France in 1787 was unwise and most injurious to himself.
It is possible to learn from them more regarding the social and political condition of the period than perhaps from any other source, for they abound, not only in exposures of religious abuses, and of the prevailing corruptions of society, but in references to many varieties of social injustice and unwise customs, in racy sketches of character, and in vivid pictures of special features of the time, occasionally illustrated by interesting incidents in his own life.
In regard to steam, the old tower was so shaky that it was considered unwise to risk the effects of an explosion, and therefore the mercury column was removed bodily to a court in the observatory.
Though the army as a whole was monarchist, certain regiments had become imbued with revolutionary ideals, which were fortified by the unwise employment of soldiers and sailors for the suppression of industrial disputes.
A large number of favourable results obtained by such treatment controlled by the observation of the opsonic index have already been published, but it would be unwise at present to offer a decided opinion as to the ultimate value of the method.
This was a piece of gratuitous cruelty, for the king, though wayward and unwise, had done nothing to justify such treatment.
On receiving this disastrous news the earl of Northumberland sued for pardon; the king was unwise enough to grant it, merely punishing him by fining him and taking all his castles out of his hands.
For some years he was constrained to take a minor part in politics, only emerging occasionally to make violent and unwise protests against peace with France.
He was elected to Congress in 1852, where, first as a Whig and afterwards as a Republican, he represented his district continuously until 1869, taking a prominent part in debate, and earning the name "watch-dog of the Treasury" by his consistent and vigorous opposition to extravagant and unwise appropriations.
Not only so, but in the spring of 1147 the Franks were unwise enough.
Every one was weary of the war, and many felt that it would be unwise to push Napoleon and the French nation to extremes.
The congress then elected Baron Surlet de Chokier to the temporary post of regent, and proceeded to considered and unwise, is shown by the fact that in ?'
The king by his unwise action threw power into the hands of his opponents.
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Thus it seems impossible, and for many unwise, to presume that anyone has a privileged and unbiased epistemological standpoint.
While sending out several different types of wedding invitation cards is usually out of the question (not to mention economically unwise), you can rest assured that the style you do end up using will really reflect the theme beautifully.
Dean considered a further prompt, but a dozen years of dealing with attorneys taught him it would be both unsuccessful and unwise.
She was literally at the end of her rope, so flight into the woods was unwise.
Many thought the postponement of emancipation unwise.
Army " and gave this as the cause of the enemy success, was too simple an explanation, and was, moreover, unwise.
"Nothing," Cynthia said, now realizing she'd spoken with unwise candor as she bent down and picked up her pet.
Rightwing commentator Gerard Henderson stated: It is unwise to draw Australia-wide conclusions from the social disorder in parts of Sydney.
extrapolate the survey result to the public in general could be unwise, " he added.
obscurity of the subject ' made dogmatism about the gods unwise.
It is unwise to trust those who seek preferment, status or a seat on the security council.
Beside this there are numerous other swindles and get-rich-quick schemes primed and ready to catch the unwary and unwise.
It is unwise to wear a turquoise formerly worn by one who has died.
unwise to rely on these initiatives alone.
unwise to underestimate the amount of work which still lies waiting to be done in Northern Ireland.
unwise to generalize on such matters: it is a subject best left to the good sense of trial judges.
unwise to assume that these pictures represent real boats.
unwise to ignore the changes taking place.
It would have been intellectually wasteful, and politically unwise, to try to set out in a new direction.
And it was perhaps unwise of me to ask if the man had any identification with him - which he promptly produced.
It would be an extremely unwise Minister who ever withheld such information.
However, it is probably unwise for a casual workstation to bridge fragments of the local domain which have become temporarily isolated.
very unwise such liberal use, causes skin, liver & circulatory ailments.
Was Caleb rather unwise to follow the Lord fully?
This seems very unwise, to say the least.
Attempts by officials to stop the Optimists having a water fight proved unwise, provoking a wet response.
However, the idea that two teenagers would marry today is now often considered unwise by many people.
unwise pricing decision.
unwise choice on FOX's part to cancel it.
unwise move, for keeping a greyhound or setter could cost a 40 shilling (£ 2) fine under anti-poaching laws.
unwise thing to do to a songwriter, don't you think?
Unwise admirers and malicious opponents exaggerated the theological bearings of his system in this detail; and the efforts of the Jesuits succeeded in getting the works of Descartes, in November 1663, placed upon the index of prohibited books,- donec corrigantur.
The sophist Favorinus was more politic; when reproached for yielding too readily to the emperor in some grammatical discussion, he replied that it was unwise to contradict the master of thirty legions.
Ã¯¿½ 21 (ii.)) is that we do not need the general theorem, and that it is unwise to cultivate the habit of laying down a general law as a justification for an isolated action.
ETc had, however, been so accustomed to give way to popular pressure that he did not perceive the difference between a wise md timely determination to leave a right action undone in the face of insuperable difficulties, and an unwise and cowardly 3etermination to do that which he believed to be wrong and imprudent.
Gladstone, before he accepted office, had denounced the policy of annexing the Transvaal; his language was so strong that he was charged with encouraging the Beers to maintain their independence by force; his example had naturally been imitated by some of his followers at the general election; and, when be resumed power, he found himself in the difficult dilemma of either maintaining an arrangement which he had declared to be unwise, or of yielding to a demand which the Boers were already threatening to support in arms. The events of the first year of his administration added to his difficulty.
Not satisfied with explaining adverse texts, he met his opponents with unwise audacity on their own ground, and endeavoured to produce scriptural confirmation of a system which seemed to the ignorant many an incredible paradox, and to the scientific few a beautiful but daring innovation.
It may be unwise to rely on these initiatives alone.
It would be unwise to underestimate the amount of work which still lies waiting to be done in Northern Ireland.
It is unwise to generalize on such matters: it is a subject best left to the good sense of trial judges.
It would be unwise to assume that these pictures represent real boats.
Universities too would be unwise to ignore the changes taking place.
It is unwise to attempt to make brushes from spare blocks of carbon.
Very unwise such liberal use, causes skin, liver & circulatory ailments.
In the first case, it is shown at least that I have made an unwise pricing decision.
In fact in my opinion and that of other leading IFAs in the UK this is an unwise investment.
It would be a very unwise choice on FOX 's part to cancel it.
An unwise move, for keeping a greyhound or setter could cost a 40 shilling (£ 2) fine under anti-poaching laws.
Always an unwise thing to do to a songwriter, do n't you think?
He clearly did not think of the inevitable ramification for his unwise action.
It is difficult to compile a list of things to do with toddlers during the summer when the thought of leaving your air-conditioning unit seems unequivocally unwise.
It is unwise to meet with someone by yourself, especially as a teenager.
These are lovely venues, but choosing a gown with a full skirt when the wedding aisle will be a narrow path between hedges or along a craggy beach may be unwise.
However, if your daughter has a younger sibling, it may not be altogether unwise to pop for a higher designer item.
Even with all the advantages of going back for more education, doing so may still be an unwise choice for some people.
Although financial aid, work-study programs and other sources of funds can help students offset the cost of earning a degree, it would be unwise for anyone to leave cost comparison out of their investigational research.
If the child does not want to be hugged by or sit with a relative, it is unwise to force her.
For this reason, it is unwise to assume that sending a mortgage payment late will not result in problems.
This can lead to making unwise decisions, relying more on wive's tales than on medical advice.
Overuse or unwise use of incentive gifts - Be aware the majority of the public does not need another mug, key ring, or commemorative plate.
Masks that obscure the vision are not good choices for any children, but they are particularly unwise for babies.
So, unless you are a master wordsmith it would be unwise to forge your own breakup poem.
There are several ways to tell the difference between real diamonds and fake diamonds, and knowing these tricks can keep consumers from making unwise purchases.
It is generally unwise to attempt to negotiate a higher rate, especially when you are just starting out.
It is unwise to purchase Fiore products from online auctions due to the amount of replicas cluttering the current market.
It would be dangerous and unwise to download one of these boards without an anti-virus program installed to protect your computer.
The fit should not be extremely tight, but purchasing Capezio dance shoes with a lot of extra room in them is unwise and will affect your performance.
Any plan that suggests changing your eating habits significantly for a short time is typically an unwise choice.
Unless you are a mother who is extending her benevolence to a coming-of-age or bride-to-be daughter, it is generally unwise to give Christmas bra and panty sets to relatives.
The story echoes a theme familiar to movie-goers of the 'thirties, that it is unwise of 'man' to meddle in things they don't understand.
It is also unwise to attempt to remove an infected tag.
unwise to attempt to make brushes from spare blocks of carbon.
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