Example sentences for: illegitimate

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

  • Murakami's aim is to "capture illegitimate passion's elusive madness," but he "falls short" (Elizabeth Ward, the Washington Post ). This book lacks the scope of his earlier works, and at times the language dips into cliché, but some reviewers attribute this to a poor translation.

  • I believe the current level of taxation is illegitimate because it is done without the consent of the governed.

  • On This Week , conservative pundit Bill Kristol protested that by "saying that this trial should be dismissed or saying that the House managers don't get a chance to present their case" through witnesses, Senate Republicans would "discredit" the House's impeachment vote and make it appear "illegitimate."

  • She came from less than nowhere: In 1954, she was born illegitimate, poor, female, and black in Jim Crow Mississippi.

  • Jackie Collins: "[Clinton would] confess that Monica Lewinsky is his illegitimate daughter," thereby explaining their close relationship and the need for secrecy.


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