Definitions

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  • adv. In an unmerited manner; undeservedly.

Etymologies

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unmerited +‎ -ly

Examples

  • 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

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

    On Being a Philosopher

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Where the Trail Divides

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

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