LEGITIMATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LEGITIMATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
legitimate
 a.  accordant with law; lawful; based on logical reasoning; reasonable
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  The denunciator of success is the only legitimate executioner of the fall.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—A RESTRICTION
2  There exists a legitimate prejudice against poachers.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
3  Laffitte, a sum of over half a million which he had lodged there, and which he had, moreover, and by perfectly legitimate means, acquired in his business.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
4  Marius' wrath against "Ursule," just and legitimate as it was, passed off.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII—THE VETERANS THEMSELVES CAN BE HAPPY
5  The same fury legitimate when directed against Terray and absurd when directed against Turgot.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
6  The flower-beds accepted the legitimate royalty of the lilies; the most august of perfumes is that which emanates from whiteness.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
7  You know the direct, legitimate fruit of consciousness is inertia, that is, conscious sitting-with-the-hands-folded.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: V
8  Quite lately, happening to meet a wounded French colonel on the road, Rostov had maintained with heat that peace was impossible between a legitimate sovereign and the criminal Bonaparte.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIX
9  Having finished his tale about the enchanting Polish lady, the captain asked Pierre if he had ever experienced a similar impulse to sacrifice himself for love and a feeling of envy of the legitimate husband.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIX
10  This legitimate peculiarity of each individual which used to excite and irritate Pierre now became a basis of the sympathy he felt for, and the interest he took in, other people.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIII
11  If we must have a Jesus let us have a legitimate Jesus.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
12  Nobody answered this question and Mary Jane led the table back to the legitimate opera.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
13  It looked like a high-handed proceeding; but it was really a case of legitimate self-defense.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
14  Thus adjured, Lily turned her eyes on the spectacle which was affording Mr. Dorset such legitimate mirth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
15  This we did by begging and stealing, whichever came handy in the time of need, the one being considered as legitimate as the other.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The army must give power back to the legitimate government.
2  You can claim back the tax on legitimate business expenses.
3  Culture will specify the relations that exist within the organisation and define what is to count as legitimate or illegitimate behaviour.
4  Very few of these cases involve plaintiffs afflicted with legitimate disabilities as most of us understand the term.
5  It seemed a perfectly legitimate question.
6  Most doctors appear to recognize homeopathy as a legitimate form of medicine.
7  We must not shrink from the legitimate use of force if we are to remain credible.
8  He claimed that the restaurant bill was a legitimate business expense.
9  The government will not seek to disrupt the legitimate business activities of the defendant.
10  He would help legitimate homeowners who are facing foreclosure, but not offer help for speculators.
11  They can't distinguish between legitimate discs and pirated ones and despite their super-sensitive noses they still can't tell the difference between movies that are worth watching and the real stinkers.
12  He is not queasy about depicting mass violence, in some circumstances, as a legitimate instrument of social transformation.
13  He was moved to capture the skiff, arguing that it might be considered a ship and therefore legitimate prey for a pirate, but he knew a thorough search would be made for it and that might end in revelations.
14  As if loveliness were not the special prerogative of woman -- her legitimate appanage and heritage!
15  This loya jirga is intended to legitimize the power sharing arrangement set up in Bonn and begin to iron out at least some of the inequalities in representation.