wrongful conduct

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wrongful conduct activity that transgresses moral or civil law "he denied any wrongdoing"
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Quotations

  • Norman Angell
    Norman Angell
    “It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion”
  • Simon Rattle
    Simon Rattle
    “If anyone has conducted a Beethoven performance, and then doesn't have to go to an osteopath, then there's something wrong.”
  • Julian S. Huxley
    Julian S. Huxley
    “Sooner or later, false thinking brings wrong conduct.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Nature has but one judgment on wrong conductif you can call that a judgment which seemingly has no reference to conduct as suchthe judgment of death.”

Usage

In literature:

Ethics is a science that treats of the right and wrong conduct of human beings.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Some need only to have the wrong pointed out, while others need the rod to convince them of bad conduct.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
We therefore send a safe-conduct to guard them against all wrong, according to their request.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
The more she thought of her conduct, the more she felt that she had done wrong.
"Proud and Lazy" by Oliver Optic
The more she thought of her conduct, the more she felt that she had done wrong.
"Careless Kate" by Oliver Optic
He feels that he has dishonored the memory of his lost wife, and that his conduct is a continued wrong to his child.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
I did wrong to promise her, by putting my finger to my lips, that I would be silent with regard to her conduct.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
Maybe, she will be led to see the wrong of her own conduct, and you may yet be to her what your brother Guy has been to Richard Duncan.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
Bacon's conduct throughout the affair has been blamed, but apparently on wrong grounds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
She had plenty of time to make up her mind about the right and the wrong of her own conduct.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Yet all desire not to be charged with wrong-doing; they would not they should be called unchristian on account of their conduct.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
All conduct is just by which nobody is wronged.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
That would be wrong; my mother would blame me for such conduct.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
It is not open for me to say what I thought of him, except that his conduct was solidly wrong.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
He may also judge wrongly of your conduct in not having told him of this young scoundrel's proposal to you.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
Differences of opinion will arise amongst the best of men, and so far there was nothing wrong in the conduct of the Apostles: but, alas!
""Granny's Chapters"" by Lady Mary Ross
In short, in thinking of the Count, she felt that she had been somewhat in the wrong in regard to her conduct towards him.
"The Huguenot: (Volumes I-III)" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
Therefore the point of supreme importance to ourselves is to determine whether conduct is right or wrong.
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
This wrong I have tried to repair by wishing to conduct you back to your father.
"The Knight of Malta" by Eugene Sue
Conduct, all, right or wrong, 107.
"Concerning Children" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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In poetry:

The cruel world may think it wrong, perhaps may deem me weak,
And, speaking of that sainted man, may call his conduct "cheek;"
And, like that wicked barrister whom Cousin Harry quotes,
May term his mixed chalice "grog," his vestments "petticoats;"
"The Ritualist" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Lawsuit accuses the company of "deceptive and wrongful conduct".
"I conducted myself in the wrong way.".
She said the defendant made no attempt to hide her conduct, suggesting that she did not appreciate the wrongfulness of her actions.
Gen Jeffrey Sinclair Charged With Sodomy , Wrongful Sexual Conduct, Adultery In Sex Case Hearing.
Fred Willard on lewd-conduct arrest: 'I did nothing wrong'.
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In science:

The author supposes that more profound examination of the algorithm should be conducted, in order to prove right or wrong the tendency of useful result positions minimalization.
A Search Relevancy Tuning Method Using Expert Results Content Evaluation
Although the assumption of infinite conductivity is often justified in astrophysics, there are nevertheless situations in which neglecting the resistivity of the plasma may lead to rather inaccurate or simply wrong conclusions.
Very High Order $\PNM$ Schemes on Unstructured Meshes for the Resistive Relativistic MHD Equations
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