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  • And if there were ever to be among the members of this society one so very foolish to his brethren, and so very dishonourable to himself, as venally to abuse his trust, I confidently ask those here, the best acquainted with journalism, whether they believe it possible that any newspaper so ill-conducted as to fail instantly to detect him could possibly exist as a thriving enterprise for one single twelvemonth?

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • But if, as the Duchess expected, no such marriage took place, then this ill-conducted niece should never be admitted within the house again.

    The American Senator

  • The Duchess only thought of her as a disagreeable ill-conducted incubus, who luckily was about to be taken away to Patagonia.

    The American Senator

  • “A more imprudent, ill-conducted affair never happened.”

    John Paul Jones

  • “A more imprudent, ill-conducted affair never happened.”

    John Paul Jones

  • The German retreat, which had in its first stages been conducted with such masterly skill, was rapidly developing into a hurried and ill-conducted movement, that bade fair to lead to disaster.

    "Contemptible", by "Casualty"

  • He now supported the queen's disastrous policy of foreign alliances and help from Ireland, and engaged in a series of imprudent and ill-conducted negotiations which greatly injured the king's affairs, while his fierce disputes with Rupert and his party further embarrassed them.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Among other things she devoted one day in each week to visiting the jail of Baltimore, at that time a crowded and ill-conducted prison, and the abode of a great amount of crime and suffering.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience

  • Many brave English officers fell in this ill-conducted engagement, and their defeat was attributed at once to the arrogant confidence of

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 Volume III.

  • Have I scandalised your house or ill-conducted myself at the Castle?

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

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