She lived with her single daughter in a very small way, and was considered with all the regard and respect which a harmless old lady, under such untoward circumstances, can excite.
I have observed, Mrs. Elton, in the course of my life, that if things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
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For I should say that I know from experience that the bearing of those in extreme circumstances can sometimes be untoward and even shocking, and we must try our best to understand what is actual and essential to a person, and what is by any indication anomalous, a momentary lapse that is better forgotten than considered time and time again, to little avail.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
Thereafter, the whistle alone will deal with trespassing or any other untoward behaviour.