Usage examples for misappropriation

  1. These concern, in particular, certain misappropriation of grain and stores, and an excessive severity of rule, of which complaints have reached him. – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. It appears that, in 1891, the evidence taken before a committee of the senate showed that gross irregularities had occurred in connection with the disbursement of certain government subsidies which had been voted by parliament for the construction of the Bay des Chaleurs railway, and that members of the Quebec cabinet were compromised in what was clearly a misappropriation of public money. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  6. 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)
  7. Meanwhile, Mr. Underwood was going rapidly through the evidence which he had accumulated, showing mismanagement and fraud in the conduct of the business of the firm and misappropriation of some of the funds held in trust. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  8. Moreover, it may be noted that there are penalties attached to tapping a telegraph wire, and at present there are none connected with the misappropriation of an ether wave. – Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy by John Ambrose Fleming
  9. It amounted to misappropriation of the public funds." – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. " About last night, you know; the- er- the misappropriation of Upton's blue- book. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  15. There has evidently been some ancient mistake or misappropriation, the origin of which I hope to be able to account for. – Surnames as a Science by Robert Ferguson
  16. Innocent X gave 10, 000 crowns to the Cause; but they quarrelled; and the Pope went so far as to accuse Digby of misappropriation of the money. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby