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  1. In the case of monopolies in trade and all monopolies in manufacturing in which the fixed capital required is but small, this is all that would be needed to encourage the establishment of new competitors and discourage the monopoly from grasping after undue profits from the public. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  2. Plug's lieutenant was by him suspected of undue familiarity with Mrs. Col. – The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 by Ben Casseday
  3. I think it can be stated, without undue bitterness, by saying that he is the candid friend. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  4. Sir Austin had an unpleasant office to require of his son; no other than that of humbly begging Benson's pardon, and washing out the undue blood he had spilt in taking his Pound of Flesh. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. They always, by the greatness of their capital, have an undue influence on the government. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  6. Cardwell has experienced a check, in consequence of an undue haste in the adoption of a line of road over its Coast Range, which is too difficult to be generally adopted, and will probably be abandoned for a better since discovered; but its noble harbour is too good, and the extent of back country it commands too extensive in area, for it not ultimately to take its place as an important port. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  7. And, although a majority of the committee favored the passage of the bill, the minority which was against it took precious good care that no undue haste should attend its consideration. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn
  8. I trust I have not detained you at undue length over this case, which must strike you as one of the most grave and difficult that could well come before a court of justice. – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  9. He had been staying at East Lynne, but no one detected any undue intimacy between them, not even Mr. Carlyle. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. This developed in her an undue amount of suspicion and a certain hardness of heart. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  11. He tried not to allow these facts to cause him to hold undue suspicion against the inhabitants of that mansion, but in this he experienced some difficulty. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  12. The chief thing was that there was no sound whatever from the compartment beyond the looking- glass door, no fuss or undue traffic in the corridor. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  13. Neither one has been selfish, trying to secure undue advantage over the other. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  14. Your uncle, by reason of his wealth, is a man of undue influence with the powers of the colony. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  15. He was opposed to undue haste in this important work. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  16. I came here yesterday without attracting undue attention from people who lived here. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  17. But he met no sign of undue surprise or emotion. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  18. Persons who wear glasses for reading should be careful to use them while reading music, and good light is necessary to avoid any undue strain. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  19. She looked up, without undue haste but without hesitation. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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