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  • The Quinn family secretly built up to a 28 percent stake in Anglo shares using an ill-regulated financial instrument that hid the scale of their investment from other stockholders.

    Sean Quinn, Once Ireland's Richest Man, Declares Bankruptcy With Debts Exceeding $2.7 Billion

  • It was, as he said, a question of timing, and in an ill-regulated drawing-room game, with no croupier on the first night, and the bank paying out any old how, it was possible that they might have thought Cumming was still to be paid when in fact he'd already got his winnings and was letting 'em lie, with an additional fiver, for the next coup.


  • The tension between these two things is, of course, at the heart of economic theory, and imbalance in economic reality arises when one or the other dominates for too long, producing an unhealthily controlled economy (scarcity-driven) or an unhealthily hyperactive and ill-regulated economy (based on the simple expansion of purchasing power).

    Ethics, Economics and Global Justice

  • Yes, because so ill-regulated were British banks that their bad debts literally spread across the planet.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • He had all the air of having been originally a turnkey in some ill-regulated jail — a stout, short, bandy-legged man, with one eye, and a double portion of ferocity in that which remained.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • French Revolution; ideas, fancies, melodies and enthusiasms fermented in his ill-regulated brain, and he poured forth verses in a violent and endless stream.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • But, my God, may this heart, I implore you, be no longer unworthy of you; make it like unto yourself; surround it with your thorns and close its entrance to all ill-regulated affections; set there your cross, make it feel its worth, make it willing to love it.

    Madame Elizabeth's Prayer to the Sacred Heart

  • "A justifiable remuneration regime will aid in combating corruption and other crime related to levels of remuneration and allocation of ill-regulated benefits and allowances," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There is reason to fear that his misrule was bad enough; for his beautiful wife had died, leaving him with an infant son, and his court was again so careless, dissipated, and ill-regulated, that it was said he sometimes lay in bed of a day for want of clothes to put on — his attendants having stolen all his dresses.

    A Child's History of England

  • Elfride seemed to have an idea that her conduct was rather ill-regulated and startlingly free from conventional restraint.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes


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