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Neff describes (perhaps infelicitously) the individualistic character of natural law" up to the Middle Ages; before then, it was universally accepted that rulers were subject to the basic laws of human conduct just as ordinary persons were." The setting" differed for peasant or monarch, but the rules themselves were conceded to be the same."
The second sentence of Exhibit D, paragraph (b) in the September 3, 2008 construction contract (hereafter, the contract) states as follows: "Liability should add the Metropolitan Opera Association as an additional insured and should include contractual liability and completed operations coverage." While this sentence may be awkwardly phrased and infelicitously placed within Exhibit D, [FN1] it is not ambiguous in light of the realities of the insurance marketplace.
Indeed, as New York Times critic Holland Cotter noted, the Guggenheim's showing was both a needed intervention and a "galling" "shame," offering a scaled-down version of an already partial survey that was infelicitously shoehorned into the museum's annexes rather than allowed to unfurl in Frank Lloyd Wright's coiled rotunda.
In the 1970s, the Court devised a third, intermediate level of scrutiny: classifications based on sex or illegitimacy are what has been infelicitously called "quasi-suspect"; they "will survive equal protection scrutiny to the extent they are substantially related to a legitimate state interest." (17) This isn't strict scrutiny, but it comes close.
The true explanation, Eberstadt argues, inheres in what she infelicitously calls "the Family Factor." (Given the character of the academic literature on family life that she has scoured, perhaps it is inevitable that Eberstadt would pick up a few of the stylistic tics of sociology.) Stressing that "the family has been an important, indeed irreplaceable, transmission belt for religious belief," Eberstadt details a "collapse of the natural family" evident in high rates of divorce and single parenthood, in low rates of marriage and marital fertility, and in increasing reliance on institutional family surrogates such as day care and rest homes.
Here Steyn calls for reforms, all of which begin infelicitously with the letter d: de-centralize, de-governmentalize, de-regulate, de-monopolize, de-complicate, de-credentialize, dis-entitle, de-normalize.
See also ALJAGHOUB, supra note 70, at 57 ("The Court observed that throughout its jurisprudence there had been cases where the wording of a request for an advisory opinion did not correspond to the 'true legal question' under consideration, or that 'the question put to the Court was, on the face of it, at once infelicitously expressed and vague.'") (quoting Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt, Advisory Opinion, 1980 I.C.J.
Either because the translator/interpreter was unfamiliar with the epistemic context shared by the interlocutors or because he/she (un)voluntarily decided to adopt a verbatim mediation strategy, several terms and expressions were rendered infelicitously, thus paving the way for the investigation unit to incriminate the defendants and strive to construct a credible story of international terrorism.
In the case of the Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, 1987, the investor-state dispute settlement clause is infelicitously worded, but the intent seems clear enough.
Accounts of Fontenelle positioning him as infelicitously on the limits of various social groups fail to see the strength of this position.
(61) Given that Virtue Promotion includes other profiles as well (especially expression), it might seem infelicitously named, but as promotion is the profile most relevant in this response to Johnson's objection, I hope the infelicity "will be forgiven.
(2) Division IA has been infelicitously renamed Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Division IAA is now Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), leaving the linguistical puzzle: why does the championship game occur in the FBS, and not the FCS?
In the infelicitously titled Belching Out the Devil, the British comic-turned-watchdog chronicles those atrocities, from death squads hired by a bottler in Colombia to assassinate unionists, to a water-hogging plant in drought-prone Rajasthan, India, to a rumored monopoly in Mexican groceries.
"Infelicitously subtitled Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners, it's a clumsy fusion of biography and social history.