in a way that is not deserved; unfairly:Even if the feedback you receive is unjustly harsh, it is still important that you respond in a friendly and professional way.
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How to use unjustly in a sentence
We can’t let more years, more decades keep going by while we talk about something that we know is a grossly unjust situation.Maryland moves toward clear plan for paying people who were wrongly convicted | Ovetta Wiggins | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
These unjust legacies have impacted their access to health care services, education, water affordability, and other critical resources.How the Navajo Nation helped Democrats win Arizona | Rachel Ramirez | November 12, 2020 | Vox
What responsibility was taken by cops when they kill unjustly?Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC | M.L. Nestel | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is why I visited my relatives in Iran in 2011, when I was unjustly arrested and charged with espionage.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike | IranWire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He maintains a list of people with ID whom he believes were unjustly convicted after false confessions.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As in any other area of law, though, such a belief is not inconsistent with a belief that people may be unjustly accused.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids? | Elizabeth Picciuto | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The claim is that they “unjustly enriched” themselves while damaging the image of the U.S. Postal Service.
And now that you have made him suffer unjustly, and spoiled all life held for me, the judgment of God is upon you.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
He was unjustly accused of an attempt to impose upon the world a spurious volume of letters and papers in the name of Shakspeare.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Time passed on—days, weeks, and even months, came and went—but Mike did not "pay off" the boy who had so unjustly abused him.Mike Marble | Uncle Frank
Her prophets are senseless, men without faith: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have acted unjustly against the law.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Some of them seem to have been the friends and teachers of the far-famed, and I believe unjustly maligned, Robert Browne.East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie