Usage examples for illegal

  1. I cannot but recommend to your consideration, whether it may not be necessary more effectually to guard the elections of public agents and officers against illegal practices. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  2. There is no record of his having protested against any illegal action. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  3. In 1799 and 1800 two Combination Acts were passed, which made illegal all contracts between workmen for obtaining an advance in wages, for reducing hours of employment, for preventing employers from employing any particular workman, or for controlling any person in the management of his business. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  4. In 1901 an Austrian trader, Rabinek, was arrested and imprisoned for " illegal" trading in rubber in the " Katanga Trust" country. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  5. If it seems good to a minister to abolish marriage as a sacrament, or the confessional, or to subject the teaching of the clergy to a revision by the civil authority, because a majority of the chambers wish it, or because the spirit of the age demands it, then the opposition of the clergy would be illegal and their resistance disobedience. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  6. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. This was a bitter blow to all of us after we'd been led to hope for outrages of an illegal character. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. " Whatever we do must be illegal," answered Gregorios. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  9. There is nothing wrong in talking about an illegal operation; there are plenty of occasions when it would be very wrong not to talk about it. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  10. It is therein referred to as a ruse, but if that term can be accepted, it is a distinctly illegal ruse. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  11. Alec repeated his previously made charges of theft from the traps, and also of illegal poaching in the deer yard, to all of which Pierre shrugged his shoulders indifferently. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  12. Here we have eleven recognized States, doing, if you please, an illegal thing, when you come to submit it to the just principles of law. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  13. With these conditions Willis gladly complied; but after they had spent a few months in their new home Deacon Bayliss examined their article of agreement and found it to be illegal. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  14. They go about with their illegal families and dower their daughters out of the revenues of the Church. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  15. Of course, the loss of this water that he fancied he had hits him where it hurts, but from what I can gather Mr. Menocal isn't a man to resort to illegal methods. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  16. " The damned thing broke," he said, as if he considered breaks illegal in House matches. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  17. As for you, l'Echelle, it shall cost you your place, and I'll take the law of you, Colonel Annesley; I'll get damages and you shall answer for your illegal action. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  18. You know that your philosophy is, as yet, illegal. – Rastignac the Devil by Philip José Farmer
  19. But I tell you the whole affair is illegal. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  20. Ofalia quickly perceived that the imprisonment of a British subject in a manner so illegal as that which had attended my own, was likely to be followed by rather serious consequences. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow