Example sentences for: afoul

How can you use “afoul” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In the Feb. 19 "Summary Judgment," when reviewing the reviews of Roy Jenkins' Gladstone , you understandably fell afoul of those tricky British titles of nobility.

  • Regulation FD will work, though, only if it's followed up with a loosening of the rules on the kinds of public statements companies can make without fear of running afoul of either the SEC or minority-shareholder lawsuits.

  • It confuses 1) the valid observation that Microsoft often has a haughty attitude in general; 2) the at least arguable contention that it has run afoul of antitrust law; 3) the plausible suggestion that hiring more lobbyists, etc., would be a smart thing to do; and 4) the entirely absurd notion that refusing to pay tribute inside the Beltway amounts to some kind of ethical failing.

  • But he has, instead, chosen to address the issue as an advocate for specific groups he regards as politically disadvantaged--women, gays, victims of racial-hate speech, the poor (or, at least, the not-rich), and people who are critical of market capitalism--and to design a constitutional theory that will enable those groups to enlist the state in efforts either to suppress speech they dislike or to subsidize speech they do like, without running afoul of the First Amendment.

  • The latest development is that Kenneth Starr has run afoul of a U.S.


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