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Yes," I said, "it is morally justifiable so long as our object is to take no articles save those which are used for an illegal purpose.
Since it is morally justifiable, I have only to consider the question of personal risk.
He walked more hastily at first than was consistent with his strength; for a sort of guilty feeling, which sometimes torments men in their most justifiable acts, caused him to seek concealment from Malvin's eyes; but after he had trodden far upon the rustling forest leaves he crept back, impelled by a wild and painful curiosity, and, sheltered by the earthy roots of an uptorn tree, gazed earnestly at the desolate man.
His presence, the gratuitous sacrifice of his own life, would have added only another and a needless agony to the last moments of the dying man; but concealment had imparted to a justifiable act much of the secret effect of guilt; and Reuben, while reason told him that he had done right, experienced in no small degree the mental horrors which punish the perpetrator of undiscovered crime.
If Tom Tulliver whipped a gate, he was convinced, not that the whipping of gates by all boys was a justifiable act, but that he, Tom Tulliver, was justifiable in whipping that particular gate, and he wasn't going to be sorry.
d'Herblay to death; nor could I, on the other hand, expose him to your majesty's justifiable wrath; it would have been just the same as if I had killed him myself.
Celia's consciousness told her that she had not been at all in the wrong: it was quite natural and justifiable that she should have asked that question, and she repeated to herself that Dorothea was inconsistent: either she should have taken her full share of the jewels, or, after what she had said, she should have renounced them altogether.
Considering large number of taxpayers who will be flocking to the Quezon City Hall Compound and the limitation of the existing human resource of the City Treasurer's Office, it is justifiable to extend the deadline of Business Taxes for the current year," the ordinance read.
A bill seeking to penalize government and private employers who repeatedly fail to pay their employees salaries on time without justifiable reasons has been filed at the House of Representatives.
Mr Small, in my humble opinion, on several occasions gave decisions the wrong way, and he ignored two positively justifiable claims by the Rangers for penalty-kicks.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed grave concern over reports of protests in Afghanistan and suggestions of a parallel government, saying there was no justifiable recourse to violence.
Detroit, which historically has had a disportor tionately high number of the nation's justifiable homicides by citizens, is on target to top past records.
Global Banking News-January 15, 2014--Trichet says bank guarantees to Ireland were justifiable
Regarding Neeraj and Nitesh, the court said the police had failed to make out any justifiable ground for their custody.
Responses were measured on a 10-point Likert scale where 1 is never justifiable and 10 is always justifiable.