unwarrantable + -ly
unwarrantably (comparative more unwarrantably, superlative most unwarrantably)
- In an unwarrantable manner; in a manner that cannot be justified.
- 1662, Richard Baxter, A Saint or a Brute, London: Francis Tyton & Nevil Simmons, Chapter 4, p. ,
- Holiness maketh men meek and patient, and teacheth subjects not to make too great a matter of any injury that is done them; nor to censure unwarrantably the actions of their superiours […]
- 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 104,
- Applied to any other creature than the Leviathan—to an ant or a flea—such portly terms might justly be deemed unwarrantably grandiloquent.
- 1937, H. G. Wells, Star Begotten, Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006, Chapter 8, 5, p. 118,
- There is this secondary world which has worked its way into language everywhere, a sort of fold in the membrane that has established itself in a thousand metaphors, got itself most unwarrantably taken for granted by nearly everybody.
- “unwarrantably” in Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, volume II (J–Z), 1st edition, New York, N.Y.: Published by S. Converse; printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828, OCLC 999480247.
- unwarrantably in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911