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The court, after reviewing facts showing the underhandedness of many of Margery's and Bud's dealings, and Shasta's and Heritage's failure to heed the concomitant warning signs, began its estoppel discussion with two surprising, irrelevant sentences:
Moll does not ordinarily depend on circular logic, manipulation, backbiting, subterfuges, or underhandedness to alter situations, to capture a husband, or to command a crowd.
Evidence of the persistence of underhandedness and viciousness can be gleaned from a look back at, say, campaign 1800; confirmation of the inevitability of ambition and the partisan spirit in democratic politics can be found in a glance at the analysis in the opening pages of The Federalist of the interplay among interest, passion, and reason in public affairs.
There seems nothing to choose between the underhandedness of the National Assembly and the BNP in this case.
But I console myself that how much he worked, works, and will work is against himself, because wickedness, betrayal, underhandedness, and almost-almost informing must be a tower in Babylon, which divine anger knocked down.
5) The words of McHugh J in Western Australia v Ward (cited above) intimate, perhaps unintentionally, a degree of underhandedness in native title, because in card-playing terminology, 'stacking the deck' is in fact cheating.
It is this financial underhandedness which underlies the relationship between the merchants/marketers and the video film professionals that form the source of disagreements in the industry and may yet be its undoing.
It is this underhandedness, not the targeting of a specific defendant, that shocked the Court in Henry.
Rachel is shocked to learn of her husband's duplicity and underhandedness, which she associates with the Jewishness of the more infamous traders.
But in the wake of a recent group of books exposing the underhandedness and cruelty of young girls and grown women--among them this year alone Rachel Simmons' Odd Girl Out, Phyllis Chesler's Woman's Inhumanity to Woman and Emily White's Fast Girls--we know this behavior is "relational aggression" and as integral to women's shared relationships as lip balm and ibuprofen.