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Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
Krivov was arrested in October 2012, on the dubious charges of participation in “mass riots.”Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We kindly inform these little jokers with the dubious jokes that they risk judicial proceedings they may not find funny at all.
The Louisiana university has turned into a nanny state, issuing a campus smoking ban of dubious legality.The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS|Chloé Valdary|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The British detectives have since interviewed countless witnesses and cleared a number of dubious suspects in the case.
He gave a dubious response; George could win his recognition as king by extirpating heresy, and he promised to send legates.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
"Not actually," was the counsel—of dubious comfort—from the other.Wanted: A Husband|Samuel Hopkins Adams
O'Toole was told to be as dumb as an oyster as to ourselves, but wide awake as to the designs of our dubious friends.
A dubious Friedrich, to the French spy, at this moment; nothing like so admirable as he once was!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
It is dubious whether it has much changed since, unless to become worse.The Rebel Chief|Gustave Aimard