Example sentences for: illegal

How can you use “illegal” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As the White House, FBI, and CIA became increasingly involved in clandestine, invasive, and illegal acts against citizens--bugging, wiretapping, surveillance, opening mail, infiltrating organizations--the government claimed it was just protecting the public from radicals, but people soon stopped buying the explanation.

  • USA Today goes with the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling that the Boy Scouts' ouster of a gay scout leader constituted illegal discrimination.

  • USA Today , the Washington Post , and the New York Times lead with the illegal gifts acquittal of Mike Espy, the first Clinton Administration Secretary of Agriculture.

  • On November 24 Tripp's then-lawyer, a Democrat with ties to the White House, told her that such recordings were illegal and ordered her to stop.

  • The Times , you'll recall, saw the study as proof that conservatives were overstating the problem of illegal immigration.


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