capriciously


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unpredictably

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I could distinguish the arches springing capriciously from natural pillars, standing broad upon their granite base, like the heavy columns of Tuscan architecture.
Miss Fanny was now in the difficult situation of being universally known in that light, and of not having dismissed Mr Sparkler, however capriciously she used him.
When in the distrust engendered by his wretched childhood and the action for evil--never yet for good within his knowledge then--of his father and his father's wealth on all within their influence, he conceived the idea of his first deception, it was meant to be harmless, it was to last but a few hours or days, it was to involve in it only the girl so capriciously forced upon him and upon whom he was so capriciously forced, and it was honestly meant well towards her.
After sipping a dozen spoonfuls of tea, he suddenly released his head, pushed the spoon away capriciously, and sank back on the pillow.
While a protestor may disagree with an agency's scoring of proposals, unless a protestor can show that the agency acted arbitrarily, capriciously, or abused its discretion, a court will not re-score proposals.
In its complaint, which names the town and Souliere & Zepka as defendants, the company says the town never found Barr was unsound financially or not competent in relation to workmanship in performance of contract work and "acted arbitrarily, capriciously, and exceeded its authority in improperly determining whether (Barr) was `responsible' as defined by Massachusetts law.
In ``Persepolis 2,'' employing the same disarmingly, deceptively simple yet expressive black-and-white line drawings that won her first book so many fans, Satrapi describes her rebellious teen years in Vienna, where she eventually descended into drugs and homelessness, and her subsequent return to Iran, where rebellion was tolerated capriciously.
That suggestion was not offered capriciously, but with the feeling that we'd just witnessed a truly special, once-in-decades kind of athlete, someone who could be ranked with the late Steve Prefontaine and former basketball star Ronnie Lee as athletes who had the most profound impact on the University of Oregon.
A federal judge, finding that the Army Corps of Engineers had acted capriciously last year in its hasty decision to repatriate the bones, ordered the corps to reassess its decision.
The AICPA's complaint alleges that the FTC has acted arbitrarily, capriciously, and contrary to law by failing to articulate a rational connection between the profession of public accounting and identity theft.
The agency capriciously administered these new guidelines and in doing so, violated the contract between SSA and the union, wreaked havoc in the workplace and severely impacted the employees and their families," stated Charles Estudillo, first vice president of AFGE Council 220, who represented AFGE in the arbitration.
As a result, city rules are enforced haphazardly and capriciously, depending on the particular political winds of the moment and the influence of a developer with a single council member.
Government officials may not capriciously single people out for punishment.
But the District Court still found basis to cancel the 2002 permits, stating that the ACE "acted arbitrarily and capriciously in concluding that this limestone excavation is water dependent and that no practical alternatives existed.
Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 1997 through 2001, is now a partner with the Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC law firm, which filed suit on behalf of Abercrombie Chevrolet against GM and GMAC in February for arbitrarily and capriciously altering dealership financing terms and requirements in an effort to drive dealers out of business.