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1) afoul of. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. In or into collision, entanglement, or conflict with. 2. Up against; in trouble with: ran afoul of the law....

2) Gracian, Baltasar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jesuit philosopher and writer. A scholar, satirist, and epigrammatist, Gracian frequently ran afoul of Jesuit authority. El heroe (1637) and El politico (1640) are...

3) Gao Xingjian. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...early work, fearing imprisonment. Upon his release, Gao resumed writing, but again fell afoul of the government for his modernist tendencies, rejection of socialist...

4) Hawkins, Sir John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...ports in the West Indies. Hawkins set out on a similar expedition in 1567, but he fell afoul of a Spanish squadron in San Juan de Ulua, the port of Veracruz, and...

5) Miranda, Francisco de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of Catherine the Great. In France he fought in the French Revolutionary Wars; running afoul of the Jacobins he fled to England, where he was helped by William Pitt....

6) Pole, Reginald. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...to England, and he and Mary I set about restoring the Roman Catholic Church. However, he ran afoul of Mary's husband, Philip II of Spain, and then of Pope Paul IV,...

7) speech, freedom of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...(e.g., laws against blasphemy or heresy), common in some other countries, would run afoul of the First Amendment. 2In recent decades speech controversies in the United...

8) Tammany. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...to provide them with food, clothing, and fuel in emergencies, and to aid those who ran afoul of the law, these new Americans became devoted to the organization and...

9) F. The Neo-Persian Empire of the Sassanians, 223-651 C.E. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...I. His doctrine became especially strong in Parthia and central Asia. Mani eventually fell afoul of the powerful Zoroastrian priest, Kartir, and in 277 he was imprisoned...

10) fall. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...attempting to achieve a result. 2. To have no effect: The jokes fell flat. fall foul (or afoul) 1. Nautical To collide. Used of vessels. 2. To clash: fell foul of...

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