excessively: unduly worried.
in an inappropriate, unjustifiable, or improper manner: unduly critical.
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How to use unduly in a sentence
Without being unduly macabre, the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 demonstrates that anything can happen, and it doesn’t take much change to tip the balance on a nine-member court.I’ve covered the Supreme Court for years. Here’s what to know about Jackson’s nomination. | Ruth Marcus | February 28, 2022 | Washington Post
This means not unduly punishing students with expulsion or criminal charges – things that could escalate the crisis or any grievance with the institution.School Shootings Are At A Record High This Year – But They Can Be Prevented | LGBTQ-Editor | December 3, 2021 | No Straight News
The world is full of worthy, artistic movies that unduly punish us, but The Man Who Sold His Skin—which has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best International Feature category—isn’t one of them.In the Oscar-Nominated The Man Who Sold His Skin, a Refugee Stakes His Future on a Tattoo | Stephanie Zacharek | April 9, 2021 | Time
They are being cautious about unduly leaping in or being too proactive.Lessons From the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on How to Celebrate the Holidays Amid COVID-19 | Olivia B. Waxman | December 21, 2020 | Time
The current tax code, which unduly favors investment in capital, should also be rebalanced to encourage investment in workers and training.MIT Report: Robots Aren’t the Biggest Threat to the Future of Work—Policy Is | Edd Gent | November 23, 2020 | Singularity Hub
At first, my co-director, Negin Farsad, and I thought Stewart was being unduly modest.How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering | Dean Obeidallah | July 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Opponents jeered that his son was being unduly favored, an accusation Sarkozy denied.
Americans have been unduly obsessed with the American-born cleric ever since he was linked to the Fort Hood rampage.
This data is then tracked using a 10-day moving average, to assure that sudden changes in changes do not unduly skew results.
For every new parent, the decision about whether to vaccinate his or her child has been unduly stressful.
To unduly increase rates would diminish traffic and induce competition by road and sea.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Adverse critics contended that he unduly protected the Filipino to the prejudice of the white manʼs interest.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The baggage is then taken to the Custom-house in a steam-launch for examination, which is not unduly rigid.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Moreover the old Oriental task-masters possessed an asset which we have lost—a supreme scorn for being unduly hurried.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
It is desirable that the sheer should be ample, and the form not unduly fined away within the midship half length.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' | British Government
British Dictionary definitions for unduly
in contradiction of moral or legal standards
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