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  • a  not merited or deserved
    received an unmerited honorary degree
  • s  not merited
    unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject

  • Shortly after when a terrible officiating decision resulted in Zidane's second unmerited yellow card in as many matches, leaving him automatically suspended from France's final .
  • Vulgar rhymes of this sort have long cast a quite unmerited mal-odeur upon the sausage business, and perhaps no man was more sensitive to the unfortunate effect of balladry than .
  • The President used his veto to kill, as ''unmerited and unnecessary," a bill upping Spanish War pensions $11,000,000.
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  • Bermuda Captive Conference panelists dispute tax haven allegations
    SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Tax haven allegations and regulatory criticisms leveled against Bermuda by some government officials are unmerited, uninformed and, in some cases, vindictive, roundtable participants said during the 2013 Bermuda Captive Conference.“We have to be able to tell the
    June 11, 2013 - Business Insurance

  • Sally Hunt in Politics.co.uk
    Its general secretary Sally Hunt commented: "Our current system is not perfect, but it is unacceptable that pupils' results and the hard work of staff in our schools and colleges is the subject of relentless and unmerited downplaying."
  • James Madison in Monthly Review
    Madison called specifically for government measures to prevent economic inequality: "by withholding unnecessary opportunities from a few, to increase the inequality of property, by an immoderate, and especially an unmerited, accumulation of riches....
  • Evelyn Waugh in World Magazine
    In a memo to the studio that first bought the rights to Brideshead, Waugh wrote, "The novel deals with what is theologically termed, 'the operation of Grace', that is to say, the unmerited and unilateral act of love by which God continually calls...

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