Examples of foul play in a Sentence
There is no evidence of foul play.
the coroner ruled that there was no evidence of foul play
Recent Examples of foul play from the Web
When asked Tuesday whether investigators suspect foul play in Stokes' disappearance, police said no further information was available.
The Facebook video has stoked outrage on social media, where many users believe Jenkins met with some kind of foul play.
Read more: The cause of death is not clear but there were no signs of foul play, Lehman said.
Every set-piece brought cries of foul play by Ronaldo and Ramos, yet the referee stood firm and nothing was given.
Read more: An investigation has been launched — Larsen says the death is suspicious and that foul play is suspected.
The investigation is ongoing and foul play is not suspected, police said.
Social media has exploded with theories about foul play, partially fueled by a Facebook Live video posted by one of Jenkins's friends.
Sean Gagen, deputy director of the department’s major crimes division, said detectives are classifying Wallen’s disappearance as a missing person and do not believe foul play is a factor at this time.
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First Known Use of foul play
foul play Synonyms
Synonymsblood, homicide, murder, rubout, slaying
Related Wordschance-medley, killing, manslaughter; bloodshed, butchery, carnage, decimation, destruction, massacre, slaughter; assassination, execution, hit; euthanasia, mercy killing; filicide, fratricide, matricide, parricide, patricide, regicide, uxoricide
Near Antonymspacificism, pacifism
FOUL PLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foul play for English Language Learners
: criminal violence or murder
: unfair or dishonest acts
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