illegitimately

All Adverb
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  • A total of eight children had been born illegitimately during the time before their marriage.
  • Every illegitimately born child would be placed in a position of safety. Cited from Women's Wild Oats, by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • The English law has always looked with great disfavor on the illegitimately born child. Cited from Women's Wild Oats, by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • There was thus no need for Britain to consider itself to be illegitimately governing them.
  • In many ways the position of the illegitimately born child, always sufficiently bad, has been rendered worse under war conditions. Cited from Women's Wild Oats, by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Only two daughters born after the marriage, were legitimately, all others illegitimately.
  • Seeking to harm enemies becomes corruption when official powers are illegitimately used as means to this end.
  • Several thousand civilians were illegitimately killed without due process.
  • Feiss initially rejected the offer, as they had obtained her number illegitimately.
  • We have to realize just what are the results likely to follow from the close relationship of mother and child in the case of the illegitimately born. Cited from Women's Wild Oats, by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • That is not the case, unless we give the word disease an inconveniently and illegitimately wide extension. Cited from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6), by Havelock Ellis
  • This was thought to be because there are more severe perceived social consequences for women who assert authority illegitimately.
  • The success of the structure requires that the expectations remain constant, even if they are illegitimately acquired, given that the truth is never discovered.
  • The accident of a conclusion being true often helps to conceal the fact that it is illegitimately arrived at. Cited from Deductive Logic, by St. George Stock
  • Mary Read was illegitimately born in England, in the late 17th century, to the widow of a sea captain.
  • It would wholly defeat the eugenic idea if the unfit children were to continue to be born illegitimately. Cited from The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I (of IV), by W. Grant Hague
  • She was bullied at school due to being born illegitimately, and suffered from low self-esteem throughout her childhood and teenage years.
  • A young woman of 19, after illegitimately becoming pregnant, was found home after home by a charitable organization. Cited from Pathology of Lying, Etc. by William and Mary Healy
  • She was placed into a mental institution after illegitimately giving birth and died of tuberculosis at the age of 28.
  • Later Chinese governments claimed this McMahon Line illegitimately transferred a vast amount of territory to India.
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Meaning of illegitimately

  • adverb In a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom
    He acted illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold
  • adverb Of biological parents not married to each other
    this child was born illegitimately