unduly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv unduly to an undue degree "she was unduly pessimistic about her future"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Unduly In an undue manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unduly In an undue manner or degree; wrongly; improperly; excessively; inordinately.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Unduly un-dū′li not according to duty or propriety: improperly.
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Quotations

  • John Maynard Keynes
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    “Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...”
  • Robert Graves
    Robert Graves
    “The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.”
  • Walter Benjamin
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    “These are days when no one should rely unduly on his competence. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.”
  • R. I. Fitzhenry
    R. I. Fitzhenry
    “Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person.”

Usage

In literature:

That ought not to fatigue me unduly.
"When William Came" by Saki
The consequences of loss would be so serious to me that I suppose my imagination becomes unduly active and apprehensive.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
When he is unduly influenced by the outward world his actions are evil, and discord intervenes.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Not that I'm unduly jealous, but that I'm easily bored.
"The Wheel of Life" by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
She thought herself affectionate because she craved affection unduly.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Laws are the offspring of the original genius of a people, and while we may renovate, we must not unduly reform.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
In youth you have an unduly good opinion of yourself, that unduly depresses your opinion of others.
"Father Stafford" by Anthony Hope
Nor, at the risk of offending you, could I deem him unduly prejudiced.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
Here the "spare hands" intervals at the machines fell awkwardly, and they were obliged to work for an unduly long time.
"Making Both Ends Meet" by Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
It had, certainly, been unduly prolonged; but, as old Jervaise had said, there might be half a dozen reasons to account for that.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
Mrs. Norton, although they unduly palliate his faults, are the best.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
Their heads are unduly large, being quite out of proportion to their small bodies.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
He was smiling, and his words were unduly pleasant.
"The Girl from Montana" by Grace Livingston Hill
Some of the laws seem unduly severe.
"Woman's Life in Colonial Days" by Carl Holliday
Too great a manual equipment often leads to an exaggeration of the technical and tempts the artist to stress it unduly.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
Lionel would never have been unduly extravagant; but, on the other hand, he was not accustomed to spare.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He is not carried away by success nor unduly depressed by failure.
"A Handbook of the Boer War" by Gale and Polden, Limited
It's the effect of curiosity unduly prolonged.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
Constantly to scrutinize physical personality, or accuse people of being unduly personal, is like the sick talking sickness.
"Retrospection and Introspection" by Mary Baker Eddy
Your value there has never been unduly estimated by those whom personal feelings did not misguide.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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In poetry:

Your heart was not created
To fret itself away,
By being unduly mated
To common human clay.
"Don't" by James Jeffrey Roche
My ram and tripping Toppa,
the two I loved unduly,
fetching but foolish creatures,
floundered around the ice-slopes.
"The Pipit" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
B. —I grant 'tis luxury; yet the race who moil
May rightly claim remission from their toil;
And if excess unduly there be found,
'Tis but degree; and who shall fix the bound?
"Pretence. Part I - Table-Talk" by John Kenyon
This Britain slumbering, she is rich;
Lies placid as a cradled child;
At times with an uneasy twitch,
That tells of dreams unduly wild.
Shall she be with a foreign drug defiled?
"The Call" by George Meredith

In news:

WHEN the City Council last year investigated accusations that the Police Department had been unduly aggressive in containing antiwar protesters, the force declined to send a representative to appear before the council.
The FDA's draft guidance on a planned move to mandate pre-review of TV ads for most prescription drugs and biologics would be unduly burdensome , say manufacturers.
) Domestic matters don't concern Stone and Kuznick unduly.
The Arab Spring (of which he has been unduly skeptical), Charles Krauahammer is back with another truly superb column this morning, one that reveals his greatness as a columnist.
Idaho Law Found to Unduly Burden Women Seeking Abortions.
F-35 Partners Won't Suffer Unduly from Production Slowdown.
The right is unduly exercised about Obama's tax plan.
Treasury TRIA Report Unduly Sanguine about Private Market's Ability to Provide Terrorism Insurance.
Judge Henry Cohn rejected opponents' claims that the six turbines proposed for Colebrook would unduly hurt the environment or harm neighbors.
The FDA's draft guidance on a planned move to mandate pre-review of TV ads for most prescription drugs and biologics would be unduly burdensome, say manufacturers.
The easiest might have been keeping both and paying both, although that would have unduly strained other parts of the Montreal roster.
It's official: the health care law will unduly stick it to young Americans by making them pay far higher premiums starting January 1, 2014.
The suit says dredges can disrupt spawning gravel and unduly muddy the water, reducing fish production.
On the other side of the coin, harassed hosts can become completely unhinged if they feel unduly importuned by their guests' complex eating regimens and preferences.
The council, which represents shipper groups throughout the region, continued its offensive on liner shipping exemptions , which it says unduly burden Asia's shippers through higher freight rates and surcharges.
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In science:

To be able to make these decisions in a well-motivated way, without complicating the NLG system unduly, we adopt a revision approach, which makes our system more similar to Reiter’s S TO P system than to Hovy’s PAUL INE .
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
As a direct consequence, a set that possesses a simple representation could unfortunately be represented in an unduly complicated way.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
There exists unduly complicated basis of vector spaces.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
However, in some cases the worst-case may be unduly pessimistic.
Rateless codes for AVC models
The two runaway candidates, BAT99-12 and 55, have been omitted for this graph so that the y axis is not unduly compressed.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
As it turns out, this constraint is not unduly difficult to satisfy.
Avatars of a Matter-Antimatter Universe
So it is by now clear that the probability distribution of the random vector potential unduly favors rare events through its tails within the fugacity expansion.
Does quasi-long-range order in the two-dimensional XY model really survive weak random phase fluctuations?
Note, however, that since we are concerned with events which have overwhelming probability, many different assignments are equivalent and there is no need to worry about them unduly.
From Time-symmetric Microscopic Dynamics to Time-asymmetric Macroscopic Behavior: An Overview
Using (4) necessitates careful consideration of prior selection so that neither the null nor the alternative hypothesis will be unduly favored.
A Bayesian test for excess zeros in a zero-inflated power series distribution
Worst case security estimates might not be useful in practice, as the worst case might be very rare; even average case estimates might be unduly distorted by rare but complicated events.
Group theory in cryptography
This is a decent first approximation, but favors long papers unduly.
Algorithmic Detection of Computer Generated Text
Most corrections for multiplicity are unduly conservative for correlated test statistics, resulting in a loss of power to detect true positives.
Asymptotic optimality of the Westfall--Young permutation procedure for multiple testing under dependence
The requirement that the initial states be Gaussian is not unduly restrictive since these are typically the states that are most stable in linear systems and would therefore be a reasonable assumption for an initial state.
State determination in continuous measurement
We see here that while reduction of one or two dimensions does not unduly increase the number of tuples read, the performance degrades substantially at lower dimensions – t his is because the overlap among MBRs in the global R-tree becomes high at these low dimensions.
Providing Diversity in K-Nearest Neighbor Query Results
Thus total momentum does not become unduly uncertain.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
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