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Example Sentences for "arbitrary"

The government has been terrorizing people through arbitrary arrests and indefinite detentionsApplication of the death penalty is much too arbitrary to be allowed in a civilized society.

The government has been terrorizing people through arbitrary arrests and indefinite detentions.

If you don't explain your marking system to the students, it might be interpreted as being arbitrary and unfair.

Victims were chosen arbitrarily by the guerrillas, and then shot before the eyes of the terrified villagers.

At one time, arbitrary arrest and detention without trial were common features of many military dictatorships throughout Latin America.

It sometimes seems that our laws are arbitrarily enforced, depending on the mood of the judge on a particular day.

The meanings of symbols are arbitrarily determined by the people who create them.

Culture has been described as being based on arbitrarily assigned meanings that are shared by a society.

Someone once said that one look around us ought to show that all our arbitrary measures and bounds have been clamped on us by mankind.

Laurence Steinberg once suggested that what causes adolescents to rebel is not the assertion of authority, but the arbitrary use of power, with little explanation of the rules, and no involvement in decision-making.

Mortimer Adler once stated that freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

Speaking about drug use, Abbie Hoffman once remarked, Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.

George Jean Nathan once suggested that patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Arbitrary restrictions on foreign qualifications by professional associations are equivalent to discimination.

Greenwich was arbitrarily established in 1884 as longitude 0 degrees.


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