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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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In sum, once we acknowledge that the perverse incentives facing respondents' attorneys at the certiorari opposition stage may result in some number of cases appearing worthy of certiorari when they are in fact not (perhaps because the self-interested attorney underhandedly conceded a circuit conflict or failed to point out a crucial procedural defect) (166), we must begin to grapple with the consequences that the ethical conflict produces for the judicial system as a whole.
The fact that Sergei insists on dissimulating his romantic interest in Masha bears emphasizing here, for he benefits underhandedly from the tradition of piano performance as courtship ritual.
Artifacts that museums have bought, aboveboard or underhandedly, have been used in museum displays to define American Indians as peoples of the past, freezing their cultures at a moment in the past for the larger non-Indian society that views these displays.
33) Clearly, what was being groped for in this case was a negative rate of interest--precisely Gesell's tax, which would yet be induced underhandedly, as it were, by causing the rate of inflation to exceed the going rate of interest.
Barbarians, on the other hand, were often dealt with underhandedly, and agreements were broken when it suited the Romans.
Among the gondola rides and uncommon beauty of the sinking Italian city, Kate underhandedly plays matchmaker, encouraging Merton to court the American heiress, have her fall in love with him, and then use the fortune he will inherit to wed Kate with her aunt's approval.
What Briatore and his cohort Pat Symonds underhandedly schemed might well yet be regarded as criminal by the Singapore authorities pondering on extradition.
The work was given to one who played underhandedly with the money, that is, Trevisi.
The infamous episodes of The Blue Books and the Welsh Not were responsible for forcing the English language on Wales and its people; directly responsible for depriving many of Wales' inhabitants of their own language by violent and cruel means, by underhandedly concentrating on the young.
So, we must indeed continue to congratulate and encourage those courses that perform well with their prize-money provision, but we should also wag an accusatory finger at those who are underhandedly exploiting racehorse owners.
In that fashion, slyly and underhandedly, Montalbetti prepares her
Instead, he encouraged the black community to resist its oppressors powerfully yet underhandedly, in such a way that the oppressors were not even aware of the threat (Nashville Herald, Dec.