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- adv. In an illiberal manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a illiberal manner, ungenerously; uncharitably; parsimoniously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an illiberal manner; ungenerously; uncharitably; ignobly; meanly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a narrow-minded manner
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The coalition deal has seen the party perform U-turns on budget cuts; a full review of Trident and, perhaps most illiberally, will see Lib Dem MPs support a cap on non-EU immigration.
When considered in this way, there is a strong case for saying that this so-called liberal state is acting illiberally.
The order in question was one of those issued, doubtless with a good intent, to secure generally the safety of our trains, but General Gilbert was not elastic, and on the march he had construed the order so illiberally that it was next to impossible to supply the men with food, and they were particularly short in this respect on the eve of the battle.
The conventional argument used on the left and the right to distinguish religion from non-religion is that there is a sufficiently big and homogeneous group of Ahura-Mazda worshipers who illiberally expect their children to follow their same beliefs, therefore they must be a religion and get special treatment vis-a-vis public reason.
But this is nothing short of saying that religion is a special case away and apart from the enlightenment order, one in which behaving illiberally is rewarded with special privileges from the liberal order.
Her aunt seized the agitating moment of self-upbraiding and worldly disgust, to impress upon her fears the lessons of her opening life: and thus, repulsed from passion, and sickened of dissipation, though too illiberally instructed for chearful and rational piety, she was happily snatched from utter ruin by protecting, though eccentric enthusiasm.
Secondly, for the posers sitting in climate controlled boxes be it liberal or illiberally playing whinolins of conjecture concering whether or not one out of the six billion chaps here on the planet is allowed to ride bicycles in events...
You are now but nineteen, an age at which most of your countrymen are illiberally getting drunk in port, at the university.
And maybe, at times, you have to act illiberally to do that.
Bounty; and from the same Way of Thinking, where there is little Hope of such Consequences, Men give more coldly and illiberally.