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  • noun A bad act 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.

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE 2008

  • 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.

    OpEdNews - Diary: The Tragedy of Health Care Reform in America 2009

  • 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.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Then he told him all that had befallen him of ill-doing with his wife Fatimah the Dung and said,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 11, 2008 2008

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2005 2005

  • 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


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