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Example Sentences for "legitimate"

You must have a legitimate excuse for missing an examSome scams appear quite legitimate at first.

You must have a legitimate excuse for missing an exam.

A government cannot be considered truly legitimate unless it is democratically elected.

You must have a legitimate excuse for being absent from class or you will lose marks.

The United Nations has questioned the legitimacy of the government, due to widespread reports of election fraud.

The United States was very effective in its use of the United Nations to legitimize the war in Kuwait.

Poverty and oppression, however rationalized, are endured not because people agree on their legitimacy, but because they are enforced by those who benefit from them.

Your concerns regarding this business deal are quite legitimate, given past problems with that company.

My grandfather never liked to talk about his childhood because he was illegitimate, and was quite ashamed about it.

The leader of the military coup is hoping for recognition as the official head of state by neighboring countries in order to legitimize his position.

Because the political elite is the only elite that requires a popular mandate, its decisions have greater legitimacy than those of the other elites.

Max Weber defined the state as an association that successfully claims a monopoly on the legitimate use of force within a given territory.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once remarked that the sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

In my opinion, bicycle lanes on our roads legitimize the bicycle as a means of transportation in our cities.

In 1819, not one of the seven sons and five daughters of King George III had a single legitimate child who could inherit the Empire's throne.

King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, had an illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth, who eventually ruled England for 45 years.

We ask parents to phone the school or send a note to the office to excuse legitimate absences.

Discussion question: Can the lives of laboratory animals be legitimately sacrificed for the purposes of scientific research intended to benefit human beings?


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