I don't want to go down, and I don't want to get so I will think crookedness is right, and that decent people are wrong, so I just piped it out to myself as I lay awake at night that I would give the honest work job another chance.
Lots of people I know, feel it in their bones that crookedness don't pay, but they don't know nothing else, cause they got in wrong at the start.
His brows were sometimes curved in anger, but there was no crookedness in his heart.
It was always on those days that the crookedness of Will'm was more manifest, and for that reason, a great effort was made periodically to get rid of Benjy.
It was not every day, however, that this crookedness was apparent.
S: You shall not see therein any crookedness or unevenness.
S: On that day they shall follow the inviter, there is no crookedness in him, and the voices shall be low before the Beneficent Allah so that you shall not hear aught but a soft sound.
The only objection I have to the prize ring is the crookedness that has attended its commercial development.
They own the place at Hatboro'; he deeded it to them long before his crookedness is known to have begun; and his creditors couldn't touch it if they wished to.
Gazing upon the crookedness about him, he saw it straightened: looking upon the rough places, he saw them made plain.
As if to establish this persuasion, the reflection that the old fellow had straightened more crookedness than any other minister of love came to her hotfoot, and then and there she made up her mind to court him.
After which, from speaking of the crookedness of the state government Mr. Newberry and Mr. Dick Overend were led to talk of the crookedness of the city government!
Were you not asked if you knew of any crookedness about whiskey, and didn't you reply "No"?
I've seen enough crookedness in this tent-town in the past four days to set my suspicions against everything and every official in it.
A Mountebank demonstrating to his admiring audience that crookedness is most beautiful.
He was real sorry, and then he spun me the yarn about your crookedness in Australia.
Believe me, lads, crookedness doesn't pay, in sport or in anything else.
Crookedness is a bad thing in any line of business or amusement, but it's specially bad in anythin' like sport, that in its very nature ought to be kept clean and wholesome.
For there were three blemishes that the women of Ulster assumed, that of crookedness of gait, and that of a stammering in their speech, and that of blindness.
This crookedness was partially produced by an unskillful fastening, or locking-up of the types, but it is plain that the types were of irregular size as to body, and that the letters were badly adjusted upon the bodies.
The white space below the sixteenth line, and the space and the crookedness in the three lines at the foot, are evidences that the types were not securely fastened in the chase.
The League, however, foresaw that any condonation of fraud or crookedness meant death to the national game and remained firm in its position.
From that day to this no charge of crookedness or dishonesty has been made against a professional ball player.
It is largely due to crookedness or irregularity of grain, and is likely to occur in boards with large pith rays, as oak and sycamore.
O slayer of Madhu, how can crookedness be in thee, devoid as thou art, O thou of the Dasarha race, of anger and envy and untruth and cruelty?
Thou hast heard (recited) the duties of kings, as promulgated by Manu, fraught with crookedness and unfairness and precepts opposed to tranquillity and virtue.
He could not but fear that persons unusually constituted in body must be the victims of some corresponding crookedness of spirit.
All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.
He championed the cause of prizefighters on many occasions, though never hesitating to denounce the crookedness that has attended the commercializing of the ring.
Naturally crooked, he teaches the very essence of crookedness to a heart by nature simple by the blazonry he paints on my breast.
He that is free from wrath, that is truthful in speech, that never does any injury to any creature in the universe, that is divested of malice and crookedness and insincerity, succeeds in living for a hundred years.
Sincerity, it has been said, is Righteousness; while insincerity or crookedness is the reverse.
A disrespectable behaviour, acts opposed to those laid down in the scriptures, crookedness and cruelty, and abstention from sacrifices and other spiritual acts that lead to merit, proclaim one's impurity of origin.