act contrary

See: disoblige
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And you have to understand this, that a prince, especially a new one, cannot observe all those things for which men are esteemed, being often forced, in order to maintain the state, to act contrary to fidelity,[*] friendship, humanity, and religion.
Generally they mean only that they will do as they choose, in the confidence that no one will know their vagaries; and at the utmost only that they are willing to act contrary to the opinion of the majority because they are supported by the approval of their neighbours.
And then I asked him `Do you think, to such a degree that it will urge him to act contrary to the designs of his eminence?
Who would think that she would act contrary to her father's wish to sleep in the drawing-room?
Yer see," said Sam, "yer see, Andy, if any such thing should happen as that Mas'r Haley's horse should begin to act contrary, and cut up, you and I jist lets go of our'n to help him, and we'll help him--oh yes
In a statement, EPCR said it followed "an act contrary to good sportsmanship in the 43rd minute in that he (Huget) deliberately feigned an injury in contravention of Law 10.
No matter what system is in place anywhere in the world, individual police officers may act contrary to policy or law.
April) because all compulsory regulations force people to act contrary to their nature.
Barry Jones, 41, and Michelle King, 29, both of Jameson Street, Blackpool, were charged with causing or allowing the death of a child by means of an unlawful act contrary to Section 5 of the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004.
Mohammed Bello Adoke, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister for Justice, has announced that in easing the settlement of the commercial dispute engaging the federal government and Shell/Agip Companies and Malabu Oil and Gas Limited in respect of Oil Block OPL 245, his office did not act contrary to public interest.
Councillor Woodman is surely aware in supporting Mr Moreton's application she was asking us to act contrary to the council policies that she and her Liberal Democrat colleagues are responsible for.
The RFU confirmed last night that Grewcock had been cited for ``two offences of striking another player,and one of an act contrary to good sportsmanship''.