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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of legitimate.


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  • By feeding these "legitimates" to the proverbial lions of discrimination, the PMs will show the rest of the country just how hollow their claims of "righteousness" are.

    So How Magnanimous Will The Protect Marriage people Be Now?

  • After that there was a revue of all the burlesques and comic operas, then the curtain was raised from the middle of the stage, and Nellie Farren was discovered seated at a table on a high stage with all the "legitimates" in frock-coats and walking dresses rising on benches around her.

    Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

  • "legitimates" in frock-coats and walking dresses rising on benches around her.

    Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

  • Here also the objective was the same, namely to reinforce the feeling of community through the creation of the image of the enemy that put the creation of the “new man” and of a “justice and free socialist society” in danger … And the “critic” [Azagaia], as is natural, criticizes with an attitude that all which is not well among us legitimates [him].

    Global Voices in English » Mozambique: House of the Flying Azagaias

  • "The problem here is that this policy of the U.S. still legitimates the position of Bashar al-Assad, and isn't commensurate with the position of the people demonstrating in the streets," said Ammar Abdulhamid, a Washington-based activist.

    Syrian Violence Tests U.S.

  • The intensity of people who believe in that issue, doesn't translate into 'this is the thing that legitimates the administration spending its time on that issue'.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Donors frightened by the prospect of further violence may loosen their purse strings, governments in power are unable to exercise their full sovereignty, and at least some people are interested in change – giving these outside actors the kind of "buy-in" that legitimates their presence.

    Ivory Coast's development failures | Mike McGovern

  • We cannot condone people who use violent rhetoric and the dehumanization of public servants to create an environment that both legitimates hatred and tempts unstable personalities to engage in violent acts.

    Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater: Needed: Dr. King in Tucson

  • In fact, in countries including Jordan, Kuwait, Tunisia, and Yemen, once an unmarried father acknowledges or legitimates a child, he will actually render the child stateless if he can't pass on his own citizenship because of the residency requirement.

    Marcia D. Greenberger: Equal Protection for Unmarried Fathers

  • Perhaps this is because secularism itself — its modes of operation, its institutional inflection, the questions it legitimates — is usually taken for granted in literary study.



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