Usage examples for misappropriation

  1. There was no neglect or misappropriation of the " quiet half- hour" morning and evening now, nor of any other of the many means of grace provided for the benefit of all. – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  2. " About last night, you know; the- er- the misappropriation of Upton's blue- book. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  3. The exposure had been so complete and far- reaching- actual misappropriation of public funds in Rives' case- that the reform forces had made a clean sweep amid great public rejoicing. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  4. But, occasionally, the effect of a family curse, through the misappropriation of property, has been more sweeping and speedy in its retribution, as in the case of Furvie or Forvie, which now forms part of the parish of Slains, Scotland- much, if not most of it, being covered with sand. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  5. Crooked financiering, such as the watering of stocks, misappropriation of construction funds by directors, and the purchase of bankrupt lines by directors of larger companies and their resale at great advances, placed a staggering burden of interest charges against practically all of the lines. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  6. It was not on account of dishonesty, maladministration, misappropriation of public funds; for every dollar of the public funds had been faithfully accounted for. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  7. He acknowledges, however, that the clergy had no part in " this great misappropriation of the public property," but that it had arisen " entirely from heedless misconception, or some other error of the civil government of the province." – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  8. The misappropriation of property, in addition to causing many a family complication, has occasionally been attended with a far more serious result. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  9. Haled into court on charges of misappropriation of public funds, he had just sat and smirked while several witnesses for the State admitted that they had aided Donnely, but they claimed he had " hypnotized" them. – The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)