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synonym study for illegal
usage note for illegal
OTHER WORDS FROM illegalil·le·gal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH illegalillegal , illicit (see synonym study at the current entry)
Example sentences from the Web for illegal
Today, a lack of provenance often means one of two things: an artifact is forged or an artifact was illegally acquired.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, however, a Georgian court sentenced Batirashvili to three years of jail for illegally possessing a weapon.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.|Anna Nemtsova|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rawashda, an undocumented Palestinian in Israel illegally, was taken into custody.
RAMON: (Seething with contempt) Secret ant landing strips, illegally established on foreign soil.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I did a walk in 1973 illegally in the northern side of the Sydney Harbor Bridge,” he says.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any attempt by the Governor to rule despotically or illegally was sure to arouse their stubborn resistance.Give Me Liberty|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
But would they admit it to us, and, above all, would they admit they had obtained her illegally?Things as They Are|Amy Wilson-Carmichael
I say they use it unfairly, and the Meath election petition has proved that they use it illegally.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Among those who dropped out and went to work before completing the course 80 per cent were illegally employed.Wage Earning and Education|R. R. Lutz
Please therefore send me, by return of post, a cheque for 25l., being the amount you have unjustly and illegally taken from me.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill