foul play


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  • noun

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unfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence)

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Shuttleworthy had met with foul play, I never saw any one so profoundly affected as "Old Charley Goodfellow.
Don Quixote, however, seeing such a swarm of Moors and hearing such a din, thought it would be right to aid the fugitives, and standing up he exclaimed in a loud voice, "Never, while I live, will I permit foul play to be practised in my presence on such a famous knight and fearless lover as Don Gaiferos.
Besides, his intention was formed to make the brave Musketeer all suitable apologies, but without meanness or weakness, fearing that might result from this duel which generally results from an affair of this kind, when a young and vigorous man fights with an adversary who is wounded and weakened--if conquered, he doubles the triumph of his antagonist; if a conqueror, he is accused of foul play and want of courage.
Bartholomew Sholto, of Pondicherry Lodge, Upper Norwood, was found dead in his room under circumstances which point to foul play.
There is no reason whatever to suspect foul play, or to
Many elected to leave the side of their own team and go to the side of the other team with the intention of circumventing foul play.
But put you the questions in straight-going Indian, and when you speak of yourself, make such a sign as a white man will understand, in order that I may know there is no foul play.
Then he sent his chariots and horsemen to Agamemnon, and invited him to the feast, but he meant foul play.
You don't suppose I prefer foul play to fair, do you?
He therefore murdered Adair, who at the time was endeavouring to work out how much money he should himself return, since he could not profit by his partner's foul play.
And here, gentlemen, the foul play of these miscreants must come out.
There are rumours of foul play in the matter, and it is said that the police have caused the arrest of the woman who had caused the original disturbance, in the belief that, from jealousy or some other motive, she may have been concerned in the strange disappearance of the bride.
A horse so treated would develop a slight lameness, which would be put down to a strain in exercise or a touch of rheumatism, but never to foul play.
A post-mortem test carried out at Walsgrave Hospital on Wednesday was inconclusive, but police have ruled out foul play.
THE New Zealander who re-arranged the face of England captain Richard Hill (left) was yesterday charged with foul play.