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  • a  not yet payable
    an undue loan
  • a  not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
    undue influence
    I didn't want to show undue excitement
    accused of using undue force
  • s  lacking justification or authorization
    desire for undue private profit
  • s  beyond normal limits
    his dress stops just short of undue elegance

  • President Mwai Kibaki said that commuting all of the country's death sentences would help alleviate the "undue mental anguish and suffering, psychological trauma and anxiety" that .
  • And most important, in 1992, that "undue burden" test became the court's yardstick for measuring abortion restrictions in the majority opinion O'Connor co-authored.
  • But Lindbergh did accuse the Jews of undue success in other fields: "Their greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures .
News & Articles


  • Ben Bernanke in AFP
    The Federal Reserve is working to ensure that compensation packages appropriately tie rewards to longer-term performance and do not create undue risk for the firm or the financial system,said Fed chairman Ben Bernanke.
  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    A strong and durable recovery also requires countries not having an undue advantage,he said. "As I told (Chinese) President Hu Jintao yesterday, the United States welcomes China's decision to allow its currency to appreciate in response to...
  • Vice President Dick Cheney in International Herald Tribune
    With important issues pending, including how to share Iraq's oil wealth, "any undue delay would be difficult to explain," Cheney said.

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