I cited his foundation, Livestrong, and the legitimately good work it had on done on behalf of millions of cancer patients.
Whether Ouattara legitimately won the election will hardly matter much to the millions of Ivorians who voted for his opponent.
One may legitimately ask, then, whether Morsi is the right man for the job.
So where are these “eco-chic” designers doing innovative, legitimately sustainable design?
And it has been, I readily concede, legitimately true at times.
It is a change of status that quite legitimately interests the whole neighbourhood.
I think you may legitimately persuade Rachel to stay, if you can.
In the strict sense of the word, however, I doubt very much whether we can legitimately accept the atavistic explanation.
Men standing by for action and not getting it legitimately, try to get it in some other way.
The canvas she was carrying was more than she could legitimately bear in such a hurricane.
mid-15c., "lawfully begotten," from Middle French legitimer and directly from Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare "make lawful, declare to be lawful," from Latin legitimus "lawful," originally "fixed by law, in line with the law," from lex (genitive legis) "law" (see legal). Transferred sense of "genuine, real" is attested from 1550s. Related: Legitimately.
1590s, from Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare (see legitimate (adj.)). Related: Legitimated; legitimating.