Example sentences for: illegal

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

  • The paper downplays any leftover bitterness from the Falklands War or the 1986 World Cup match in which Argentina beat England on an illegal play: "Maybe during the war we were angry.

  • The interim rule implements the provisions of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) governing expedited and regular removal proceedings, handling asylum claims and other activities involving the apprehension, detention, hearing of claims and ultimately the removal of inadmissible and deportable aliens.

  • The so-called “hot cargo” provisions of the statute, Section 15, made it illegal to transport or sell goods in commerce produced in violation of the provisions of the Act.

  • The Paris evening paper France-Soir , on the other hand, said Dumas should have resigned properly instead of taking an "illegal" temporary leave, which logically nullified all future decisions by the Constitutional Council, "the essential guarantor of the good functioning of our democracy."

  • Nora and Gene Lum, two major Democratic fund-raisers, have agreed to plead guilty to felony charges that they arranged $50,000 in illegal political contributions in 1994.


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