ILLEGIBLE in a Sentence

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illegible
 a.  incapable of being read because of being unclear
Classic Sentence:
1  Then she would open it at the place where Jip had made it illegible last night, and call Jip up, to look at his misdeeds.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
2  They can't run away in this condition--and I never knew before that it was illegal to get drunk in a sporting house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
3  Most of them were illegal and fraudulent but they were issued just the same.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  The royal policy had long been to weaken, by every means, legal or illegal, the strength of a part of the population which was justly considered as nourishing the most inveterate antipathy to their victor.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
5  I have done nothing actionable from the first, but as long as you keep that door locked you lay yourself open to an action for assault and illegal constraint.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
6  True, it is illegal to buy or mortgage peasants without land, but I can easily pretend to be buying them only for transferment elsewhere.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
7  Napoleon Bonaparte was despised by all as long as he was great, but now that he has become a wretched comedian the Emperor Francis wants to offer him his daughter in an illegal marriage.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I
8  The Attorney for the Crown had him warned that the authorities would prosecute him for "illegal" wearing of this decoration.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH
Example Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
16  The federal authorities deported him for illegal entry.
17  The investigation revealed a panorama of corruption and illegal dealings.
18  It was an illegal act and will lead to your arrest.
19  The government tried to disband the illegal organization.
20  I don't want to get mixed up with any illegal organization.
21  My government cannot give in to the demands of an illegal organization.
22  Drugs again rained on the Olympics'parade as another athlete tested positive for an illegal substance.
23  The country sealed its borders to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants.
24  It is illegal to intercept radio messages.
25  It is illegal to sell alcohol to children.
26  It is illegal to sell cigarettes to children who are under age.
27  It's illegal to discriminate against people on the basis of sex.
28  The sport has long been associated with illegal wagers and unsavoury characters.
29  The court declared that strike action was illegal.
30  The initial founding of a squatter settlement is, itself, an illegal act and, therefore, a challenge to authority.