Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: unlawful
IPA transcription: [ənl'ɔfəl]
Pronunciations of unlawful
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: improper, unconventional, unlawful
    Meaning: not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"
Usage examples
  • If it is an unlawful act, why not go to law?"
  • One only of the fifty, to wit Hypermnestra, had the courage to disobey this unlawful command and so saved the life of Lynceus, her husband, with whom she fled.
  • A free citizen of Pennsylvania who indulged in horse racing and gambling was let off with a fine; a white servant guilty of the same unlawful conduct was whipped at the post and fined as well.
  • Thus they say that one of the commandments of the Pentateuch is that it is unlawful to partake of meat and butter together because it is taref, and taref in Hebrew means unclean, as kosher means clean.
  • It solemnly informed the German government that "no warning that an unlawful and inhumane act will be committed can possibly be accepted as an excuse or palliation for that act or as an abatement of the responsibility for its commission."
  • The vizier, in vain represented to him that the noise proceeded from some women who were merry-making, that without question their heads were warm with wine, and that it would not be proper he should expose himself to be affronted by them: besides, it was not yet an unlawful hour, and therefore he ought not to disturb them in their mirth.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Jane Cobden, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Lorenzo Snow, License CC BY-SA 4.0