misdoing


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mis·do

 (mĭs-do͞o′)
tr.v. mis·did (-dĭd′), mis·done (-dŭn′), mis·do·ing, mis·does (-dŭz′)
To do wrongly or awkwardly; botch.

mis·do′er n.
mis·do′ing n.
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misdoing

noun
Improper, often rude behavior:
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We are on a perilous margin when we begin to look passively at our future selves, and see our own figures led with dull consent into insipid misdoing and shabby achievement.
I shall eternally see his evil eyes as he threw himself into that well-hole in a vain effort to escape from the consequences of his own misdoing.
Victorious deeds Flamed in my heart, heroic acts--one while To rescue Israel from the Roman yoke; Then to subdue and quell, o'er all the earth, Brute violence and proud tyrannic power, Till truth were freed, and equity restored: Yet held it more humane, more heavenly, first By winning words to conquer willing hearts, And make persuasion do the work of fear; At least to try, and teach the erring soul, Not wilfully misdoing, but unware Misled; the stubborn only to subdue.
and Miss Creakle; and that I was sent in holiday-time as a punishment for my misdoing, all of which he explained to me as we went along.
She is in bed again, looking as if she had never been out of it, but I know her and listen sternly to the tale of her misdoings.
It was as much injured by its charges in fitting out an armament against the Spaniards, during the time of the Armada, as by the fines and confiscations levied on it by Elizabeth for harbouring of priests, obstinate recusancy, and popish misdoings.
We are heartily rejoiced of thy safety; nevertheless, we pray thee to be on thy guard in the matter of this second Witch of Endor; for we are privately assured that your Great Master, who careth not a bean for cherry cheeks and black eyes, comes from Normandy to diminish your mirth, and amend your misdoings.
The whole truth is out, Ellen," Paul continued, "and we have lined the squatter into his most secret misdoings.
They should be sure of serious consequences if they get involved in corrupt practices or any other misdoing.
It only shows that one's child should always be preferred, irrespective of the child's misdoing.
In this way, the community is able to patrol its borders and practitioners, in turn, have a public platform through which to answer allegations of misdoing or spiritual inefficacy.
But Hansford is skeptical that recordings of police misdoing will actually curb poor behavior, saying he believes the general attitude is "give us cameras .