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- noun A
badact or behavior, especially a crime.
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Though she makes no explicit reference to their association with ill-doing, she implies it in her description of their traveling about after dark, which is more widely the province of witches in Bantu-speaking communities.
But I'm wary of someone whose salary is paid by NBC, Paramount and Microsoft being regarded as a voice against corporate ill-doing.
Ask for this one by name! Peter Rozovsky 2010
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.
When the two little slave-girls saw their young master get in unto the damsel, Anis al-Jalis, they cried out and shrieked; so as soon as the youth had had his wicked will of her, he rose and fled forth fearing the consequences of his ill-doing.
Then he told him all that had befallen him of ill-doing with his wife Fatimah the Dung and said,
We see time and time again reform politician after reform politician gets caught in an act of criminality or ill-doing, and they ` re astonished because they know they ` re good and they can ` t believe that anyone would think ill of them.
An ethical analysis of the difference will have to refer to the moral aspects of risk-taking as compared to intentional ill-doing.
Risk Hansson, Sven Ove 2007
They're quite prepared to expose ill-doing by lowly officials, even quite senior officials.
There was some sort of gratification for ill-doing, for the swag contained a fortune.
Tropic Days 2003
Dion also received letters full of solicitations from his sister and his wife, urging him to beg Plato to gratify Dionysius in this request, and not give him an excuse for further ill-doing.
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Plutarch 2003