It is the peculiar province, for instance, of a court of equity to relieve against what are called hard bargains: these are contracts in which, though there may have been no direct fraud or deceit, sufficient to invalidate them in a court of law, yet there may have been some undue and unconscionable
advantage taken of the necessities or misfortunes of one of the parties, which a court of equity would not tolerate.
Thus they sidled slowly onward till it struck her they had been advancing for an unconscionable
time--far longer than was usually occupied by the short journey from Chaseborough, even at this walking pace, and that they were no longer on hard road, but in a mere trackway.
I am in danger, I see, of being included among the whimsical fellows, which I so little desire that I have got me into my writing-chair to combat the charge, but, having sat for an unconscionable
time with pen poised, I am come agitatedly to the fear that there may be something in it.
I can tell your worship it is commonly said in this town that there are no people worse than the market-women, for they are all barefaced, unconscionable
, and impudent, and I can well believe it from what I have seen of them in other towns.
He was none of your flippant young fellows, who would call for a tankard of mulled ale, and make themselves as much at home as if they had ordered a hogshead of wine; none of your audacious young swaggerers, who would even penetrate into the bar--that solemn sanctuary--and, smiting old John upon the back, inquire if there was never a pretty girl in the house, and where he hid his little chambermaids, with a hundred other impertinences of that nature; none of your free-and-easy companions, who would scrape their boots upon the firedogs in the common room, and be not at all particular on the subject of spittoons; none of your unconscionable
blades, requiring impossible chops, and taking unheard-of pickles for granted.
And in place of the numberless and feasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable
freedom -- Free Trade.
I know that the Connecticut settlers talk about their West Herfield meeting-house; but I never believe more than half what they say, they are such unconscionable
Newman led his usual life, made acquaintances, took his ease in the galleries and churches, spent an unconscionable
amount of time in strolling in the Piazza San Marco, bought a great many bad pictures, and for a fortnight enjoyed Venice grossly.
I generally regained the consciousness of the external world on some pious phrase asserting the spiritual comfort of early mass, or on angry lamentations about the unconscionable
rapacity of the dealers in fish and vegetables; for after mass it was Therese's practice to do the marketing for the house.
I am not so unconscionable
as to think it likely that you would accept me on trust at first sight, and take me out of the very street.
I always thought we should get something like this from him, for I always looked upon him as a futile, frivolous fellow who gave himself unconscionable
airs on the fact of his being a general (though he only became one because he retired as a colonel).
She has been here an unconscionable
time,--it must be nearly three weeks.