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  • adv. In an undeserving way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without meriting; undeservedly.


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  • Though liberal candidates have undeservingly profited from this narrative, many Latinos are finding that as their pocketbooks shrink, it is liberal career politicians that not only have been part of the problem, but who have actually hurt the community with regard to some of its greatest needs.

    Mario H. Lopez: Latinos and the California Senate Race

  • Too bad — that would have been a nice set and a great way to see these undeservingly forgotten characters.

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  • When he is gone, whether it is on the 20th of January or 8 years from now, he will be a laughing stock because his position, and the credibility it undeservingly bestows, will be gone.

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  • Admittedly, it is terrifying to think that if Rihanna, an international superstar, could fall victim to such violence undeservingly, then it could just as easily happen to any one of us.

    Smita Satiani: Rihanna's Privacy Over Public Exposure

  • I have no reason to undeservingly defend Michael Jackson and indeed those who read my book will discover that I have bookended our more than two hundred pages of transcribed conversations with a moral overview of Michael's life and how his tragic existence and untimely demise can only be redeemed by serving as a morality tale for the rest of America.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Michael Jackson Despised Hitler and Was Never an Anti-Semite

  • Let us begin to love one another as God so undeservingly loves each of us, and let us pray that we can be the "city" that sits upon a hill, shining forth freedom, peace, and unity for the entire world to see.

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  • Nor will We permit anything against the sanctity of the oath by which We were bound when, however undeservingly, We ascended the supreme seat of the prince of the apostles, the citadel and bulwark of the Catholic faith.

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  • Ragsdale to give this review, a rather restrained and undeservingly verbose one in my honest opinion, on the WorldCat website poignantly labeled A Linguistic Fantasy: This book is a prime example of why mass comparison is so alluring, yet has the potential to be devastatingly incorrect.

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  • Such greed would make those execs easy villains for the next round of economic populism, and not undeservingly -- but it would be better to structure the regulations now to reduce the incentive for villainous behavior.

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  • But a quiet lesson I learned from the whole affair: If the story of the 1929 version of The Jazz Singer is that Al Jolson needed the dubious cover of "black face" to get ahead in a gentile world, I found that I benefited, if undeservingly so, from "spotted face" as my entrée into public life -- or rather, the growing dog park movement had benefited from that inter-species collaboration.

    John Seery: My Dog is Incontinent


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