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And the worst of it all," thought he, "is that just now, at the very moment when my great work is approaching completion" (he was thinking of the project he was bringing forward at the time), "when I stand in need of all my mental peace and all my energies, just now this stupid worry should fall foul of me.
The provision of corporate hospitality on a lavish scale with expensive corporate mementos/souvenirs could constitute a bribe and fall foul of the new Act.
I don't follow it or go on it but if they fall foul of the rule then it may make then think twice next time.
WITH an unseasonably warm week ahead, one town is hoping their emblematic crop won't fall foul of a second cold snap.
Experts will be on hand to give advice on how not to fall foul of foreign investment laws and to make sure those seeking an exotic oasis are informed on financial and cultural issues, so nothing can disturb their dream plans.
He is the second high-profile swing guru to fall foul of Se Ri Pak after she split acrimoniously with Nick Faldo's former coach David Leadbetter less than two years ago.
SMALL businesses across Warwickshire are warned not to fall foul of TV Licensing's new task force by watching this month's Budget without a licence.
But he is worried the injury could see him fall foul of the revolution at Ewood Park under new boss Graeme Souness.
SMALL firms have been warned that their websites could fall foul of new EU rules governing the use of cookies.
Summary: Two Chinese singers have become the first people in the country to fall foul of new rules banning lip-synching.
2bn e-Borders programme will fall foul of EU rules and should be put on hold before a legal ruling, the Home Affairs Select Committee said.
Won't another store fall foul of competition regulations?