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  • adverb In an unmerited manner; undeservedly.


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  • How difficult it is to be a philosopher has merited less attention - unmeritedly so, I believe - for obvious reasons.

    On Being a Philosopher 2008

  • When unlearned drivers who bought their driving licences unmeritedly take people to a ghastly end, it is a mere rally of transient emotions.

    Signs of the Times 2008

  • Africa, enslaved in your country; they plead not guilty to every charge of crime, and unmeritedly endure the sufferings you impose upon them.

    Anti-Slavery Opinions before the Year 1800 Read before the Cincinnati Literary Club, November 16, 1872 William Frederick Poole

  • So little did censorial animadversion avail, so as to prevent them from seeking a regulator of their affairs from a family unmeritedly censured, as soon as the condition of the state stood in need of genuine merit.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08 Titus Livius

  • The long moustaches that gave the man's face an unmeritedly ferocious expression lifted characteristically.

    Where the Trail Divides 1893

  • He thought too little of his life's value, or of its deserts, even to consider by any chance that it had been harshly dealt with, or unmeritedly visited.

    Under Two Flags 1839-1908 Ouida 1873

  • The faithless and tyrannical policy of Philip II. has unmeritedly drawn down on the whole nation the hatred of foreigners.

    Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature August Wilhelm Schlegel 1806

  • "In search of bread and honour, my lord," answered I, "having unmeritedly lost them both in my own country."

    The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck, Volume 1 Friedrich Trenck 1760

  • And if your Magnificence from the summit of your greatness will sometimes turn your eyes to these lower regions, you will see how unmeritedly I suffer a great and continued malignity of fortune.

    The Prince 1515

  • As the author himself mentions in a note (p. 500) that this gave rise, "most unmeritedly," to great excitement, and called down upon him the violent attacks of the clerical press, I may be allowed to point out here that it contained nothing new, I myself, fifteen years previously, in my lectures on "The

    Monism as Connecting Religion and Science A Man of Science Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel 1876


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