illegitimate

Part of speech: adverb

Illegitimately.

Part of speech: noun

Illegitimacy.

Part of speech: adjective

Contrary to law; born out of wedlock; illogical.

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Usage examples "illegitimate":

  1. In many of the weaker things, and not a few of the better, of the volumes of 1830 and 1832, there is to be seen both the wonderful music which Keats attained by a combination of the classical and romantic appeals- the appeals which in his own case are singly exhibited at their best in the " Grecian Urn" and in " La Belle Dame sans Merci,"- and the sometimes faulty and illegitimate means which Keats took to produce this effect. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.
  2. Though my life had not passed in the most even tenour with my mother, it was paradise to that I was destined to endure with my father's mistress, jealous of her illegitimate authority. - "Maria The Wrongs of Woman", Mary Wollstonecraft.
  3. Nobody had ever called him illegitimate in just that way before. - "Brain Twister", Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer.