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  • The secretary was “greatly disgusted,” he declared, at an expedition “so ill-concerted originally in England, so improperly conducted since in America.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • The secretary was “greatly disgusted,” he declared, at an expedition “so ill-concerted originally in England, so improperly conducted since in America.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • The secretary was “greatly disgusted,” he declared, at an expedition “so ill-concerted originally in England, so improperly conducted since in America.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • The secretary was “greatly disgusted,” he declared, at an expedition “so ill-concerted originally in England, so improperly conducted since in America.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • When defective, no progress is ever made in the execution of any purpose: When excessive, it engages us in precipitate and ill-concerted measures and enterprises: By such reasonings, we fix the proper and commendable mediocrity in all moral and prudential disquisitions; and never lose view of the advantages, which result from any character or habit.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • In riding towards the General, he had an opportunity of estimating the force which had been assembled for the suppression of the hasty and ill-concerted insurrection.

    Old Mortality

  • Thus the start of that pilgrimage to the home of the Great God on the Capitol was as ill-concerted as it was ill-omened.

    The Grass Crown

  • The king was of opinion that those who had attacked her had ill-concerted their measures; for he thought it unnatural that she should neither be tempted by promises, nor gained by importunity: she, especially, who in all probability had not imbibed such severe precepts from the prudence of her mother, who had never tasted any thing more delicious than the plums and apricots of Saint Albans.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • If we are to succeed in this great enterprise, we must step out of the beaten path -- the road of error, that leads to disappointment -- the road that has been so fatal to all our ill-concerted enterprises; we must shake off the rust of precedent, and strike into a new path altogether.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

  • The scene that followed is a detail of fruitless gallantry, and of an agonised but ill-concerted resistance.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.

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