Quotes of undue

  1. We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod... to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role. On the other hand, I get undue credit. – Julian Assange
  2. Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world. – Augustine Birrell
  3. There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. – Jean de la Bruyere
  4. And you know, almost in a perverse way, I wish it had been undue influence because we know how to correct that. We get rid of the people who, in fact, were exercising that. – David Kay
  5. My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. – Fran Lebowitz
  6. Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  7. It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort. – Quintilian
  8. For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month, Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC. – Frank Rich
  9. What we say is that democracy means that you have the right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens. But if you stand in line for six hours, technically, today there is no document, no standard, no law that says that that's wrong. – DeForest Soaries
  10. When money is controlled by a few it gives that few an undue power and control over labor and the resources of the country. Labor will have its best return when the laborer can control its disposal. – Leland Stanford

Usage examples for undue

  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. 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
  3. 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
  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. Neither one has been selfish, trying to secure undue advantage over the other. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. She looked up, without undue haste but without hesitation. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. I came here yesterday without attracting undue attention from people who lived here. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  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. 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
  12. He was opposed to undue haste in this important work. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. 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
  14. But he met no sign of undue surprise or emotion. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. I think it can be stated, without undue bitterness, by saying that he is the candid friend. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  18. 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
  19. 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

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