His high-handed course of action in defence of what he conceived to be the sovereign rights of his own province of Holland to decide upon religious questions within its borders may be challenged on the ground of inexpediency, but not of illegality.
The nondescript course of action which began at the Constantinople conference and ended at Berlin was not of his direction until its few last days.
The emperor had refused to complete the humiliation of the family of John Frederick; he had embarked upon a course of action which boded danger to the elector's Lutheran subjects, and his increased power was a menace to the position of Maurice.
Not only was he personally in favour of a war with Spain for the recovery of the Palatinate, but he foresaw in such a course of action the means of drawing together more closely the king and his parliament.
I define wisdom as deriving a course of action from applying a value system to a situation.
Whenever I considered such a course of action even hinting about what we're doing, I tended to temporarily forget the magnitude of Howie's gift.
Dean was emphatic the best course of action was to play leave-it-alone.
About the same time, and partly stimulated by Keble's sermon, some leading spirits in Oxford and elsewhere began a concerted and systematic course of action to revive High Church principles and the ancient patristic theology, and by these means both to defend the church against the assaults of its enemies, and also to raise to a higher tone the standard of Christian life in England.
The meaning of section 741 in the rules is a course of action designed to conflict with, or defeat, the intention of Congress.
Thus did France, menaced with disruption, embark upon a course of action imposed upon her by the harsh conditions of the treaty of Madrid otherwise little respectedand later by those of Cambrai (1529); but it was not till later, too late indeed, that it was defined and became a national policy.