uncalled for

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"Yes," he assented; "and Princess Tverskaya's interference in the most difficult private affairs is utterly uncalled for. She especially..."
He felt offended, and without his noticing it the feeling of offense immediately turned into one of disdain which was quite uncalled for. His fertile mind instantly suggested to him a point of view which gave him a right to despise the adjutant and the minister.
"This seems to me perfectly preposterous and uncalled for. I don't like it.
The major characteristics discoverable by the stranger in Mr F.'s Aunt, were extreme severity and grim taciturnity; sometimes interrupted by a propensity to offer remarks in a deep warning voice, which, being totally uncalled for by anything said by anybody, and traceable to no association of ideas, confounded and terrified the Mind.
It was so unexpected and so uncalled for that those who knew nothing about the rumors looked at one another and asked what was happening.
Metaxa, as the doctor secreted his stethoscope once more in his hat, "my remarks were not entirely uncalled for. I am sorry that the doctor's opinion is not more favorable, but this is a matter of business, and certain obvious precautions must be taken."
Do not look upon all this that I am telling you about the clothes as uncalled for or spun out, for they have a great deal to do with the story.
He had received M'Tavish and his party with uncalled for hospitality, as though they were friends and allies, instead of being a party of observation, come to reconnoitre the state of affairs at Astoria, and to await the arrival of a hostile ship.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 23 (ANI): After Pakistan accused India of waging 'fifth-generation warfare' in Kashmir by using water as a weapon, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday said the neighbouring country's claim was uncalled for and New Delhi has the right over tributaries of Ravi, Beas and Satluj rivers.
Latheefa said the report is uncalled for and without any basis whatsoever.
KARACHI -- Shaan Shahid has never been one to shy away from expressing his views, no matter how uncalled for they might be.
The supremacy war between the Senate and National Assembly is uncalled for and if anything, they are punishing the wrong people.