do wrong

idiom

: to do bad things
People who do wrong should be punished.

Examples of do wrong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The part of her that is still unwilling to do wrong by football or her viewers. Tyler R. Tynes, Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2024 Ryan and Peg are both outsiders, oddballs trying to survive in a system that puts a premium on conformity and offers little help, or hope of reform, to those who suffer or do wrong. Jesse Green, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 What do travelers do wrong when their flight is canceled? Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2023 But the case was reopened last year after the judge determined that new evidence — including revelations that the SEC and the Justice Department were investigating the company’s accounting practices — was relevant to allegations that Under Armour executives acted with an intent to do wrong. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 That’s not to say the authors shy away from characters who do wrong, rather that, in these books, built on other books, new possibilities for old stories create unique paths for historical characters. Bethanne Patrick, Washington Post, 21 May 2022 Do those four, and there’s not really a lot most of us can do wrong. Richard A. Lovett, Outside Online, 8 July 2021 It can be used to do wrong or to do great things for people. Olivia Jaras, Forbes, 22 June 2021 So if Batten can do wrong in Nove Mesto, this isn’t the time to prove it. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 May 2021

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“Do wrong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20wrong. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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