un·fair·ly | \ ˌən-ˈfer-lē \

Definition of unfairly 

: in an unfair manner

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And, fairly or unfairly, every coach and player on those Louisville teams is to some degree linked to the scandal. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Should the NCAA Be Worried About the Lawsuit It's Facing From Former Louisville Players?," 12 July 2018 The state made clear that the agreement was not an admission of any wrongdoing, or that any of its employees had treated the couple improperly or unfairly. Marjie Lundstrom, sacbee, "Sexual harassment settlement didn’t stop these retired California state workers from coming back | The Sacramento Bee," 19 Apr. 2018 Mayfield is the most dynamic, but Manziel's flameout would probably lead some fans to instinctually and unfairly boo a Mayfield pick. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Browns fans won't agree on a quarterback pick, but try not to boo the choice: Doug Lesmerises," 19 Apr. 2018 Trump's frustrations have tended to flare up in response to developments in the news, especially accounts of appearances of witnesses, whom Trump feels were unfairly and aggressively approached by investigators. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump sought to fire Mueller in December," 11 Apr. 2018 Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, announced in April an appeals option for people who feel their page or posts were unfairly removed. Alyssa Newcomb /, NBC News, "Facebook reinstates Declaration of Independence post after mistakenly flagging it as hate speech," 5 July 2018 His lawyer says the inspector general unfairly tried to conclude its work before McCabe could retire with a full pension. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Andrew McCabe controversies, from the Trump text scandal to his wife's failed campaign," 13 Apr. 2018 Society wins not only when the guilty are convicted but when criminal trials are fair; our system … suffers when any accused is treated unfairly. Longreads, "The Bungled Bank Robbery That Ended in a Landmark Legal Ruling," 26 June 2018 The East Coast was unfairly drenched by rain this Memorial Day weekend, and New Yorkers looked for easy ways to pass the time. Monica Kim, Vogue, "SVNR’s Colorful Keepsake Earrings Turn Forgotten Objects Into Chic Mementos," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of unfairly

1713, in the meaning defined above

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