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Underhand

Describing a secret or sneaky action. For example, one may underhandedly plot to remove the CEO of a corporation. Some underhand actions are illegal or unethical, but very often they are simply part of doing business.
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185) That same inherent authority easily could be interpreted to confer a power unto the Supreme Court to monitor the behavior of attorneys who have incentives to underhandedly oppose the Court's discretionary review.
to those who underhandedly undermine its institutions, conspire to bring about its destruction, and discredit it.
The thing that irks me most about this is that it was done so underhandedly," says Williams, who adds that he's being called a "revolutionary" by some insiders in the retailing industry.
Bunuel soon resigned the position, however, due to the publication in 1942 of Dali's autobiography in which he charged Bunuel with usurping L'age d'or and underhandedly changing it to serve his attack on society and his subversive intentions to promote communism.
This conduct further confirms what we have been saying all along -- Southwest Gas dealt underhandedly with us and with its shareholders," said Peter H.
Even some defense lawyers who sparred with Anderson in the courtroom say allegations that he behaved underhandedly are hard to fathom.
They sold subprime loans, claimed them as assets on their balance sheets, then they underhandedly bet against them because they knew it would fail.
By the end of December, The Wedding Present had released twelve singles, one per month, equalling Elvis Presley's 35 year old record for "most hits in one year", in doing so rekindling everyone's interest in that ultimate pop format, the seven inch single and led the NME to describe the band as "casually revolutionary and underhandedly unique".
The Mount Athos monastery is accused of cheating the Greek government out of millions by underhandedly swapping cheap land for prime real estate.
Unfortunately, these union bosses are underhandedly attempting to dupe Americans into electing a candidate who has promised his backers at the AFL- CIO and Change to Win federations to effectively do away with Americans' right to a secret-ballot election on the matter of unionization.
Intelligence obtained by the enemy, no matter how honestly or underhandedly it is acquired, is valuable, and businesses must be prepared to defend its data accordingly.
Assemblyman Richard Katz, D-Panorama City, said Thursday that he will give back the four television sets that Pringle insisted the San Fernando Valley lawmaker had taken underhandedly from him.